Etymology
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commendable (adj.)

"capable of being praised," mid-14c., from Old French commendable and directly from Latin commendabilis "praiseworthy," from commendare "to praise, to commit to one's care" (see commend). Related: Commendably.

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Definitions of commendable
1
commendable (adv.)
in an admirable manner;
Synonyms: admirably / laudably / praiseworthily
2
commendable (adj.)
worthy of high praise;
a commendable sense of purpose
Synonyms: applaudable / laudable / praiseworthy
From wordnet.princeton.edu