Congratulations vs Commendation - What's the difference?

congratulations | commendation |


As nouns the difference between congratulations and commendation

is that congratulations is while commendation is the act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

As an interjection congratulations

is expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation.

congratulations

English

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • Expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-11-30, volume=409, issue=8864, magazine=(The Economist), author=Paul Davis
  • , title= Letters: Say it as simply as possible , passage=Congratulations on managing to use the phrase “preponderant criterion” in a chart (“ On your marks”, November 9th). Was this the work of a kakorrhaphiophobic journalist set a challenge by his colleagues, or simply an example of glossolalia?}}

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    * congrats

    Noun

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  • commendation

    English

    Noun

  • The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.
  • That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
  • A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.
  • An award or recognition for performance; a medal.
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