Definition of commendable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmendəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmendəbl//
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deserving praise and approval commendable honesty She showed commendable loyalty to the family firm. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin commendabilis, from commendare, from com- (expressing intensive force) + mandare ‘commit, entrust’.Extra examples He wasn’t always successful, but he made a commendable effort. The boy showed a commendable desire to defend his mother. They always conduct their affairs with commendable honesty.
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