• WordNet 3.6
    • v commend express approval of
    • v commend mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship "Remember me to your wife"
    • v commend express a good opinion of
    • v commend give to in charge "I commend my children to you"
    • v commend present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence "His paintings commend him to the artistic world"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Commend Commendation; praise. "Speak in his just commend ."
    • Commend Compliments; greetings. "Hearty commends and much endeared love to you."
    • Commend To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation. "His eye commends the leading to his hand.""Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."
    • Commend To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will. "Commend me to my brother."
    • Commend To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act. "Historians commend Alexander for weeping when he read the actions of Achilles."
    • Commend To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention. "Among the objects of knowledge, two especially commend themselves to our contemplation.""I commend unto you Phebe our sister."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • commend To commit; deliver with confidence; intrust or give in charge.
    • commend To represent or distinguish as being worthy of confidence, notice, regard, or kindness; recommend or accredit to favor, acceptance, or favorable attention; set forward for notice: sometimes used reflexively: as, this subject commends itself to our careful attention.
    • commend To praise; mention with approbation.
    • commend To bring to the mind or memory of; give or send the greeting of: with a personal pronoun, often reflexive.
    • commend In feudal eccles. law, to place under the control of a lord. See commendation, 4.
    • commend Synonyms and To extol, laud, eulogize, applaud.
    • commend To express approval or praise.
    • n commend Commendation; compliment; remembrance; greeting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Commend kom-end′ to give into the charge of: to recommend as worthy: to praise: to adorn, set off
    • n Commend (Shak.) praise
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  • Seigneur De Saint-Evremond
    Seigneur De Saint-Evremond
    “The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.”
  • Sir Richard Steele
    “Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.”
  • Ovid
    “The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. commendare,; com-, + mandare, to intrust to one's charge, enjoin, command. Cf. Command Mandate


In literature:

Make no comparisons; and if any of the company be commended for any brave act of virtue, commend not another for the same.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
But the illuminations merit every commendation.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
We feel that we cannot commend it too highly.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
It is the master's business to require this duty, and to commend it according as it is well executed.
"The Training of a Public Speaker" by Grenville Kleiser
His wastefulness is not yet a thing of the past, but he has made commendable advance in learning how to save.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
A real letter of friendship commends itself directly to the heart.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
Again, when you hear any one commended and praised, rejoice in it as much as if you were commended and praised yourself.
"Santa Teresa an Appreciation: with some of the best passages of the Saint's Writings" by Alexander Whyte
The whole article is well considered; and we cordially commend it to the attention of our readers.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844" by Various
He wrote and ordeyned lawes moste egal and iust He edityed vnto the Grekes a comon welthe stable, quyet and commendable.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
We commended Janette to her covenant-keeping God, whose name had been inscribed upon her.
"Bertha and Her Baptism" by Nehemiah Adams

In poetry:

In vain you count his virtues up,
His soberness commend;
I like a steady servant,
But not a steady friend.
"From Martial" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Her arms and face I can commend,
And, as the writer of a poem,
I fain would compliment, old friend,
The limbs below 'em.
"Xanthias Jollied" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Wilt thou all the Glory have
That War or Peace commend?
Half the World shall be thy Slave
The other half thy Friend.
"A Dialogue Between The Resolved Soul, And Created Pleasure" by Andrew Marvell
"Commend me to that gentleman,
And beare this letter here fro mee;
And say that earnestly I praye,
He will ryde in my companie."
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
Then come, weel speed my pleughman lad,
And hey my merry pleughman;
Of a' the trades that I do ken,
Commend me to the pleughman.
"The Pleughman" by Carolina Oliphant
Then come, weel speed my pleughman lad,
And hey my merry pleughman;
Of a' the trades that I do ken,
Commend me to the pleughman.
"The Pleughman" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

Both high-profile celebs to everyday champions were commended, for various causes and crusades.
The Campaign Media Grand Prix goes to the agency that has notched up the highest tally of winning entries, highly commended entries and finalist entries from this year's submissions.
Calls park 'crown jewel of history,' commends work on future visitor center.
Upper Northwest Illinois Republican Women would like to commend and thank Linda Dotson, retiring member of the Stephenson County Board – Dist.
A risky flight to Antarctica under a tight deadline earned three South Sound reserve airmen commendations Friday for the roles they played in getting medical care to an ailing contractor at a science station on the icy continent last month.
This Hobo started life as one of the faux trailers in the underloved Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez mash-up Grindhouse, and it's to be commended for truth in advertising, since the bluntly accurate title pretty much says it all.
The president embraces the governor who visits the mayor who commends the community leaders who begin to address the unforgiving emergency situation.
The online magazine Slate recently posted the rare positive article about hunting, for which I commend them.
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish issued a statement Thursday afternoon that commends hunger strike r Cameron Whitten for his efforts to increase attention to homelessness issues, on day 49 of the protester's fast in front of City Hall.
The article on destruction, which appeared in the Nov 26 issue in The Valley, is commendable.
O'Donnell, founder of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, commended the group of gadget-lovers for taking an interest in technology in the borough, but challenged them to become more innovative .
The Supreme Judicial Court's recent revision of the rules governing the public release of transcripts and reports of inquests does a commendable job of balancing the various interests at play in such cases.
Local eco-friendly music festival Rock the Green recently received a Highly Commended rating and award in London from A Greener Festival, a nonprofit dedicated to helping festivals adopt environmentally efficient practices.
Robert Haggett is again to be commended for this project as it has grown each year.
B'nai B'rith Commends International Criminal Court Decision Against Palestinian Jurisdiction .

In science:

More importantly for recommender systems, Goldberg et al. coined the phrase collaborative filtering while describing Tapestry, which later became known as the first re commender system .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Therefore we re commend that many of the hQi i be used to measure at least the monopole component of the galaxy’s acceleration field at a ra nge of points.
Multi-mass schemes for collisionless N-body simulations
It would be highly re commendable that future simulation comparison projects will include tests of how different codes behave in the presence of simple schemes of non-gravitational heating.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
This selection is also re commended by Williams et al. (1994).
LABOCA mapping of the infrared dark cloud MSXDC G304.74+01.32
The model also has the further commendation that it predicts correctly the observed proportion of left-branching compounds found in two independently extracted test sets.
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results