V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to formally praise or endorse as worthy of confidence or notice; 2. to surrender and entrust for safekeeping

Synonyms: recommend, endorse, laud, praise, delegate, entrust, consign, commit

Antonyms: censure, rebuke, smear, deny, keep, refuse

Tips: In business, someone is commended (praised) for doing something favorable or achieving highly. When an action deserves praise, it is a commendable action. A commendation is the actual praise or acknowledgement.

Usage Examples:

Jane Goodall is often commended for her extensive research of chimpanzees. (praised, lauded)

I commend you for going above and beyond the call of duty. (endorse, laud)

You deserve to be commended for all your hard work. (praised)

It was very commendable of you to take time out of your busy schedule to help her with this project. (praise worthy) adjective

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