Simple Definition of commend
: to praise (someone or something) in a serious and often public way
: to mention (someone or something) as deserving attention or approval
Examples of commend in a sentence
His poetry is highly commended by other writers.
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
Rhymes with commend
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