Definition of commendatory in English:


Line breaks: com|men|da¦tory
Pronunciation: /kɒˈmɛndət(ə)ri


Serving to present something as suitable for approval or acceptance: a commendatory grin
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  • ‘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.


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

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