Examples from the Web for commendable
Indeed, Americans are doing a commendable job at keeping up with financial obligations.Economic Data Show That, at Last, (Many of) the Fundamentals Are Sound|Daniel Gross|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But some acts may be required, or at least commendable, regardless of their results.
Siegel obviously believes this to be a commendable attitude.
Many of the emails said that while all of their other actions are abhorrent, the burning of Korans is commendable.
Still, even the most commendable loyalty does not compel dishonesty.
The motive is simple and intelligible and commendable, but its nature and operation is popularly and grossly misapprehended.Principles of Political Economy|Arthur Latham Perry
Of course there had already been a commendable essay toward the solution of what had to be done.Catastrophe and Social Change|Samuel Henry Prince
They are inspired by a commendable zeal for the honor of dogmatic theology.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
His commanders unite in pronouncing him admirable for courage in the field, commendable for obedience in camp.The Negro Problem|Booker T. Washington, et al.
Your action is commendable, my boy, and we'll take that into consideration also.Left Guard Gilbert|Ralph Henry Barbour
Word Origin and History for commendable
mid-14c., from Middle French commendable, from Latin commendabilis "praiseworthy," from commendare (see commend). Related: Commendably.