transitive verb \kə-ˈmend\

: to praise (someone or something) in a serious and often public way

: to mention (someone or something) as deserving attention or approval

Full Definition of COMMEND

:  to entrust for care or preservation
:  to recommend as worthy of confidence or notice
:  to mention with approbation :  praise
com·mend·able \-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective
com·mend·ably \-blē\ adverb
com·mend·er noun

Examples of COMMEND

  1. His poetry is highly commended by other writers.
  2. I commend this book to anyone interested in learning more about American history.

Origin of COMMEND

Middle English, from Anglo-French comander, from Latin commendare, from com- + mandare to entrust — more at mandate
First Known Use: 14th century


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