Definition of commendatory in English:

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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).

Words that rhyme with commendatory

adulatory, aleatory, approbatory, celebratory, clarificatory, classificatory, congratulatory, consecratory, denigratory, elevatory, gyratory, incantatory, incubatory, intimidatory, modificatory, participatory, placatory, pulsatory, purificatory, reificatory, revelatory, rotatory

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