commendable

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From Middle French commendable, from Latin commendabilis, from commendare (to commend, intrust to), from com- + mandare (to commit, intrust, enjoin), from manus (hand) + dare (to put).

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commendable (comparative more commendable, superlative most commendable)

  1. Worthy of commendation; deserving praise; admirable, creditable or meritorious.
    • circa 1600, The Merchant of Venice,Act I, scene I:
      LThanks,i' faith; for silence is only commendable/In a neat's tongue dried and a maid not vendible.

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