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transitive verb com·mend \kə-ˈmend\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of commend

  1. 1 :  to entrust for care or preservation

  2. 2 :  to recommend as worthy of confidence or notice

  3. 3 :  to mention with approbation :  praise

commendable play \-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective
commendably play \-blē\ adverb
commender noun

Examples of commend in a sentence

  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



COMMEND Defined for Kids

commend

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verb com·mend \kə-ˈmend\

Definition of commend for Students

commendedcommending

  1. 1 :  to give into another's care :  entrust

  2. 2 :  to speak or write of with approval :  praise <The police officers were commended for bravery.>





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