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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

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

com·mend·able play \-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective
com·mend·ably play \-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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