2015年1月14日 星期三

commendable, commend an inaugural report, recommend


Overall, Barack Obama has done a commendable job. But one area in particular concerns me. In 2008 he campaigned to bring more transparency to government. 


This open approach may have much to commend it in the current crisis.
在当今危机中,这种开放手段尤其值得推荐。



Roses Design & Architecture Awards

Awards that commend the industry's best work in English. Find out more at the Roses Design & Architecture Awards microsite [click here]



“We commend the important steps taken by the Chinese government to increase protection of workers' rights,” Nike said in an inaugural report on its corporate social responsibility initiatives in China, where it works with 180 factories employing 210,000 workers.

“However, when comparing Chinese law with the basic protections outlined under the [International Labour Organisation] Convention, there are gaps in protection that workers elsewhere enjoy.”“

我们对于中国政府加大员工权利保护的重要措施表示赞赏。”耐克在中国有180家合作工厂,这些工厂聘有21万名员工。“然而,如果把中国劳动法与《国际 劳工组织公约》(International Labour Organisation Convention)规定员工基本保护相比,中国员工所享受的保护仍与其它国家员工存在差距。”


commend Show phonetics
verb [T]
to formally praise someone or something:
The judge commended her for/on her bravery.
For a low-budget film, it has much to commend it (= it deserves praise).
It says on the back cover of the book 'highly commended'.

commendable Show phonetics
adjective FORMAL
deserving praise:
commendable efforts/behaviour/bravery

commendably Show phonetics
adverb FORMAL

commendation Show phonetics
noun
1 [C or U] FORMAL praise, or an official statement which praises someone:
Several of the firefighters received commendation for their bravery.

2 [C] an honour such as a prize given to someone because they have done something admirable:
He was very proud when his daughter received a commendation for her achievement.


inaugurate Show phonetics
verb [T]
1 to put someone into an official position with a ceremony:
American presidents are always inaugurated on January 20th.

2 to put something into use or action officially:
The European Community inaugurated the Single European Market in 1993.

3 to mark the beginning of a new period, style or activity:
The change of government inaugurated a new era of economic prosperity.

inauguration Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
an inauguration ceremony

inaugural Show phonetics
adjective [before noun]
the President's inaugural address to the nation


recommend

v., -mend·ed, -mend·ing, -mends. v.tr.
  1. To praise or commend (one) to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse: recommended him for the job; recommended a car instead of an SUV.
  2. To make (the possessor, as of an attribute) attractive or acceptable: Honesty recommends any person.
  3. To commit to the charge of another; entrust.
  4. To advise or counsel: She recommended that we be on time. See synonyms at advise.
v.intr.
To give advice or counsel: “recommended against signing an international agreement” (Time).
[Middle English recomenden, from Medieval Latin recommendāre : Latin re-, re- + Latin commendāre, to entrust, commend; see commend.]
recommendable rec'om·mend'a·ble adj.
recommender rec'om·mend'er n.

IN BRIEF: To speak of as being good for a certain use or job; praise. Also: To advise.

pronunciation Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once. — Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968)

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