Definition of commend
1 : to entrust for care or preservation “To Thee I do commend my watchful soul / Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes.” — William Shakespeare
2 : to recommend as worthy of confidence or notice Your proposal has much to commend it.
commendableplay \kə-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective
commendablyplay \kə-ˈmen-də-blē\ adverb
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.
Recent Examples of commend from the Web
Cunningham commended the work of Scoop Waukegan organizers and volunteers.
Principal Tory Niles-Outler commended the students at Monday's graduation on working toward closing the achievement gap, and said virtually every student in the class would be continuing their education after graduating.
In its report, the evaluation team commended the partnership with the El Camino district as well as the level of student engagement in campus initiatives and the participatory governance process.
In one community Facebook group, Costa Mesa Public Square, some commended his efforts over the years while others blasted him. Perhaps no one was the target of West’s wrath more often than City Councilman Jim Righeimer.
Flake should at least be commended for hosting one and lending his constituents an ear.
In less than 24 hours, the Facebook post has racked up more than 107,000 shares and 32,000 comments, much of which come from fellow parents and mothers commending Christina.
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COMMEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commend for English Language Learners
: to praise (someone or something) in a serious and often public way
: to mention (someone or something) as deserving attention or approval
COMMEND Defined for Kids
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