Commend definition

kə-mĕnd
To express approval of; praise.
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To express approval of; praise.

Commended the volunteers for their hard work.

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To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and goodwill.
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To put in the care of another; entrust.
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To commit to the care of another; entrust.

Commended the orphans to the care of a guardian.

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To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend.

I commend her book to you.

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To cause to be worthy of recommendation.

There is much about her book to commend it.

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The definition of commend means to recommend or praise someone or leave someone in the care of another.

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.

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To entrust or commit to the care of someone else.
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To force in a mental way.
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(obsolete) Commendation; praise.
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(obsolete, in the plural) Compliments; greetings.
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To mention as worthy of attention; recommend.
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(archaic) To transmit the kind regards of.
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Origin of commend

  • Middle English commenden from Latin commendāre com- intensive pref. com– mandāre to entrust man-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin commendare (“to praise”), from com- + mandare (“to commit, intrust, enjoin”), from manus (“hand”) + dare (“to put”).

    From Wiktionary