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 \-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective
commendablyplay \-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.
Origin and Etymology 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 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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