Commend

  • 1 Commend — Com*mend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commending}.] [L. commendare; com + mandare to intrust to one s charge, enjoin, command. Cf. {Command}, {Mandate}.] 1. To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 commend — commend, recommend, applaud, compliment are comparable when they mean to voice or otherwise manifest to others one s warm approval. Commend usually implies judicious or restrained praise, but it suggests as its motive a desire to call attention… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Commend — Com*mend , n. 1. Commendation; praise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Speak in his just commend. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Compliments; greetings. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Hearty commends and much endeared love to you. Howell. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 commend — [v1] recommend, praise acclaim, accredit, advocate, applaud, approve, boost, build, build up, compliment, countenance, endorse, eulogize, extol, give a posy*, gold star*, hail, hand it to*, hats off to*, hear it for*, kudize, laud, pat on the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 commend — ► VERB 1) praise formally or officially. 2) present as suitable or good; recommend. 3) (commend to) archaic or formal entrust to. DERIVATIVES commendation noun commendatory adjective. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 commend — [kə mend′] vt. [ME commenden < L commendare, to entrust to, commend < com , intens. + mandare, to commit to one s charge: see MANDATE] 1. to put in the care of another; entrust 2. to mention as worthy of attention; recommend 3. to express… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 commend — index advocate, confirm, counsel, countenance, endorse, honor, indorse, recommend Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 commend — mid 14c., comenden, from L. commendare to commit to the care or keeping (of someone), to entrust to; to commit to writing; hence to set off, render agreeable, praise, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + mandare to commit to one s… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 commend — [[t]kəme̱nd[/t]] commends, commending, commended 1) VERB If you commend someone or something, you praise them formally. [FORMAL] [V n for/on n/ ing] I commended her for that action... [V n for/on n/ ing] I commend Ms. Orth on writing such an… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 commend — v. 1) to commend highly 2) (formal) (B) I can commend him to you 3) (D; tr.) to commend for (she was commended for bravery) * * * [kə mend] (formal) (B) I can commend him to you to commend highly (D; tr.) to commend for (she was commended for… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 commend — com|mend [kəˈmend] v [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: commendare, from com ( COM ) + mandare to give over to someone ] 1.) to praise or approve of someone or something publicly commend sb for sth ▪ Inspector Marshall was commended… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 commend — commendable, adj. commendableness, n. commendably, adv. commender, n. commendingly, adv. /keuh mend /, v.t. 1. to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend: to commend a friend to another; to commend… …

    Universalium

  • 13 commend — verb (T) formal 1 to praise or approve of someone or something, especially publicly: commend sb for sth: A Chester man was commended for his public spirited action. | highly commended: Bartholomew s work has been highly commended. 2 to tell… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 commend — UK [kəˈmend] / US verb [transitive] Word forms commend : present tense I/you/we/they commend he/she/it commends present participle commending past tense commended past participle commended formal 1) to praise someone or something formally or… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 commend — verb PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ He was commended for his brave actions. ▪ to ▪ She said she would commend the proposal to the Board. PHRASES ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 commend — verb 1) we should commend him Syn: praise, compliment, congratulate, applaud, salute, honor; sing the praises of, pay tribute to, take one s hat off to, pat on the back; formal laud See note at praise Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 commend — com|mend [ kə mend ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to praise someone or something formally or publicly: His photograph was highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. 2. ) to tell someone that a person or thing is good,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 commend — verb 1》 praise formally or officially. 2》 present as suitable or good; recommend. 3》 (commend someone/thing to) archaic or formal entrust someone or something to.     ↘(commend someone to) pass on someone s good wishes to. Derivatives… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 commend — verb 1) we should commend him Syn: praise, compliment, congratulate, applaud, salute, honour, sing the praises of, pay tribute to 2) I commend her to you without reservation Syn: recommend, endorse …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 commend — com•mend [[t]kəˈmɛnd[/t]] v. t. 1) to present or mention as worthy of confidence, attention, kindness, etc.; recommend: to commend one friend to another[/ex] 2) to entrust; deliver with confidence; consign 3) to cite with approval or special… …

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