commend

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verb com·mend \kə-ˈmend\

Definition of commend

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to recommend as worthy of confidence or notice <Your proposal has much to commend it.>

  4. 3 :  to mention with approbation :  praise <We commend you for your continuing dedication to excellence.>

commendable

play \-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective

commendably

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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 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

commend

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verb com·mend \kə-ˈmend\

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

commend

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verb com·mend \kə-ˈmend\

Definition of commend for Students

commended

commending

  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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