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commendatory

Syllabification: com·mend·a·to·ry
Pronunciation: /kəˈmendəˌtôrē
 
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Definition of commendatory in English:

adjective

archaic
Serving to commend; recommending.
Example sentences
  • ‘If you have nothing commendatory to say, then say nothing at all.’
  • So, I'm very commendatory of the President and his strong support.
  • He makes commendatory remarks concerning the President and the working relationship between the two men.

Origin

mid 16th century: from late Latin commendatorius, from Latin commendare 'commit to the care of' (see commend).

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