Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of commending.
  • noun Something, especially an official award or citation, that commends.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of commending; praise; approbation; favorable representation in words; declaration of esteem.
  • noun That which commends or recommends; a ground of esteem, approbation, or praise.
  • noun Kind remembrance; respects; greeting; message of love: commonly in the plural.
  • noun In feudal law, the cession by a freeman to a lord of dominion over himself and his estate, the freeman thus becoming the vassal and securing the protection of the lord.
  • noun In the medieval church in England, a service consisting of psalms, said in the church over a corpse while the priest was marking and blessing the grave before proceeding to the funeral mass and the burial-service proper.
  • noun Synonyms Recommendation, encomium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.
  • noun That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
  • noun obsolete A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.
  • noun That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
  • noun A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.
  • noun An award or recognition for performance; a medal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
  • noun a message expressing a favorable opinion

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • Let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning her state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • Let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning her state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • I have nothing to add as this stands on its own, but I just wanted to commend where commendation is due.

    The view from outside the narrative

  • Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning her state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning her state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning her state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

  • Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning her state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

    Dylan Brody: Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

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