- commendable mid-14c., from M.Fr. commendable, from L. commendabilis "praiseworthy," from commendare (see COMMEND (Cf. commend)). Related: Commendably.
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Commendable — Com*mend a*ble, a. Note: (Formerly accented on the first syllable.) [L. commendabilis.] Worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy. [1913 Webster] Order and decent ceremonies in the church are not only comely but commendable.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
commendable — index congruous, laudable, meritorious, moral, professional (stellar), unimpeachable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C … Law dictionary
commendable — [adj] praiseworthy admirable, creditable, deserving, estimable, excellent, exemplary, laudable, meritable, meritorious, praisable, thankworthy, worthy; concepts 527,572 Ant. blameworthy, poor, unworthy … New thesaurus
commendable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving praise. DERIVATIVES commendably adverb … English terms dictionary
commendable — adj. commendable to + inf. (it is commendable to help others) * * * [kə mendəb(ə)l] commendable to + inf. (it is commendable to help others) … Combinatory dictionary
commendable — [[t]kəme̱ndəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone s behaviour as commendable, you approve of it or are praising it. [FORMAL] Mr Sparrow has acted with commendable speed... The tone of Mr Kinnock s speech was commendable. Syn:… … English dictionary
commendable — com|mend|a|ble [kəˈmendəbəl] adj formal deserving praise ▪ Your enthusiasm is highly commendable . ▪ Baldwin answered with commendable honesty. >commendably adv … Dictionary of contemporary English
commendable — adjective formal deserving praise: a highly commendable effort | Baldwin answered with commendable frankness. commendably adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
commendable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ highly, very ▪ The government s action here is highly commendable. ▪ entirely … Collocations dictionary