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 for commendation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commendation \Com`men*da"tion\, n. [L. commendatio.]
     1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in
        words; recommendation.
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              Need we . . . epistles of commendation? --2 Cor.
                                                    iii. 1.
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              By the commendation of the great officers. --Bacon.
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     2. That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
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              Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a
              man.                                  --Dryden.
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     3. pl. A message of affection or respect; compliments;
        greeting. [Obs.]
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              Hark you, Margaret;
              No princely commendations to my king? --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given
           as formal public statement [syn: citation,
      2: a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval
         seldom passed his lips" [syn: approval, commendation]
         [ant: disapproval]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "commendation":
     acknowledgment, appreciation, assignment, blurb, boost, buildup,
     commitment, consignment, delegation, enfeoffment, entrustment,
     good word, honorable mention, hype, infeodation, infeudation, plug,
     promotion, puff, recognition, relegation, remanding

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COMMENDATION. The act of recommending, praising. A merchant who merely 
  commends goods he offers for sale, does not by that act warrant them, unless 
  there is some fraud: simplex commendatio non obligat. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  COMMENDATION, n.  The tribute that we pay to achievements that
  resembles, but do not equal, our own.

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