The definition of commend means to recommend or praise someone or leave someone in the care of another.verb
- An example of commend is giving someone an excellent job reference.
- An example of commend is to turn over the care of a elderly parent to a nursing home.
- to put in the care of another; entrust
- to mention as worthy of attention; recommend
- to express approval of; praise
- Archaic to transmit the kind regards of
Origin: ME commenden < L commendare, to entrust to, commend < com-, intens. + mandare, to commit to one's charge: see mandate
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transitive verb com·mend·ed, com·mend·ing, com·mends
- To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend.
- To express approval of; praise. See Synonyms at praise.
- To commit to the care of another; entrust.
Origin: Middle English commenden, from Latin commendāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + mandāre, to entrust; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
- com·mendˈa·ble adjective
- com·mendˈa·ble·ness noun
- com·mendˈa·bly adverb