Definition of commend
- "To Thee I do commend my watchful soul / Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes."
- —William Shakespeare
- Your proposal has much to commend it.
His poetry is highly commended by other writers.
I commend this book to anyone interested in learning more about American history.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'commend.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: to praise (someone or something) in a serious and often public way
: to mention (someone or something) as deserving attention or approval
What made you want to look up commend? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Confusing Words—A Quiz