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commendation

com·men·da·tion

commendation

 
pronunciation:
ka mn deI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of commending.
similar words:
applause, approbation, approval, commission, flattery, praise
definition 2: something, esp. an award, that confers honor or distinction.
The medal was a commendation for military service.
antonyms:
animadversion
similar words:
accolade, approval, citation, flattery, laudation, praise, testimonial