In a civilized world, I would have received a commendation of some sort.
The governor was defiant, saying Obama “earned” his commendation.
The dials made out of herbs and flowers come in for a special share of his commendation.
They might have had commendation for their daring had it not been for their brutality and treachery.
It is a source of great satisfaction that we are always enabled to recur to the conduct of our Navy with price and commendation.
Such a grouping of subject matter is in itself a commendation.
As far as possible, avoid comment or commendation until all the fables have been given.
Some were more than encouraging; very high-colored in their phrases of commendation.
You might be the lords man merely by commendation and yet be unable to sell your land without the lords leave.
Elmendorf had certainly been most flattering in his commendation.
"expression of approval," late 14c. (from c.1200 as the name of one of the Offices of the Dead), from Old French commendacion "approval, praise," from Latin commendationem (nominative commendatio) "recommendation, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of commendare (see commend).