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com·mend

 (kə-mĕnd′)
tr.v. com·mend·ed, com·mend·ing, com·mends
1. To express approval of; praise: commended the volunteers for their hard work. See Synonyms at praise.
2.
a. To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend: I commend her book to you.
b. To cause to be worthy of recommendation: There is much about her book to commend it.
3. To commit to the care of another; entrust: commended the orphans to the care of a guardian.

[Middle English commenden, from Latin commendāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + mandāre, to entrust; see man-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

com·mend′a·ble adj.
com·mend′a·bly adv.

commend

(kəˈmɛnd)
vb (tr)
1. to present or represent as being worthy of regard, confidence, kindness, etc; recommend
2. to give in charge; entrust
3. to express a good opinion of; praise
4. to give the regards of: commend me to your aunt.
[C14: from Latin commendāre to commit to someone's care, from com- (intensive) + mandāre to entrust]
comˈmendable adj
comˈmendableness n
comˈmendably adv
comˈmendatory adj

com•mend

(kəˈmɛnd)

v.t.
1. to present or mention as worthy of confidence, attention, kindness, etc.; recommend: to commend one friend to another.
2. to entrust; deliver with confidence; consign.
3. to cite with approval or special praise: to commend a soldier for bravery.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin commendāre <com- com- + mandāre; see mandate]
com•mend′a•ble, adj.
com•mend′a•bly, adv.

commend


Past participle: commended
Gerund: commending

Imperative
commend
commend
Present
I commend
you commend
he/she/it commends
we commend
you commend
they commend
Preterite
I commended
you commended
he/she/it commended
we commended
you commended
they commended
Present Continuous
I am commending
you are commending
he/she/it is commending
we are commending
you are commending
they are commending
Present Perfect
I have commended
you have commended
he/she/it has commended
we have commended
you have commended
they have commended
Past Continuous
I was commending
you were commending
he/she/it was commending
we were commending
you were commending
they were commending
Past Perfect
I had commended
you had commended
he/she/it had commended
we had commended
you had commended
they had commended
Future
I will commend
you will commend
he/she/it will commend
we will commend
you will commend
they will commend
Future Perfect
I will have commended
you will have commended
he/she/it will have commended
we will have commended
you will have commended
they will have commended
Future Continuous
I will be commending
you will be commending
he/she/it will be commending
we will be commending
you will be commending
they will be commending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been commending
you have been commending
he/she/it has been commending
we have been commending
you have been commending
they have been commending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been commending
you will have been commending
he/she/it will have been commending
we will have been commending
you will have been commending
they will have been commending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been commending
you had been commending
he/she/it had been commending
we had been commending
you had been commending
they had been commending
Conditional
I would commend
you would commend
he/she/it would commend
we would commend
you would commend
they would commend
Past Conditional
I would have commended
you would have commended
he/she/it would have commended
we would have commended
you would have commended
they would have commended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.commend - express approval of
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
2.commend - present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence; "His paintings commend him to the artistic world"
portray, present - represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
3.commend - give to in charge; "I commend my children to you"
entrust, intrust, confide, commit, trust - confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
4.commend - express a good opinion of
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
5.commend - mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; "Remember me to your wife"
cite, mention, refer, advert, name, bring up - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

commend

verb
1. praise, acclaim, applaud, compliment, extol, approve, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), eulogize, speak highly of She was highly commended for her bravery.
praise attack, knock (informal), blast, condemn, slam, flame (informal), denounce, put down, criticize, disapprove, censure, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), lambast(e)
2. recommend, suggest, approve, advocate, endorse, vouch for, put in a good word for I can commend it to you as a sensible course of action.
3. (Formal) entrust, deliver, commit, yield, hand over, confide, consign Lord, unto Thy hands I commend my spirit.
entrust keep, withdraw, retain, withhold, hold back, keep back

commend

verb
1. To express warm approval of:
2. To pay a compliment to:
Idiom: take off one's hat to.
3. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance:
Idiom: give in trust.
Translations
يَمْتَدِح، يُطْري لِيوصي
chválitsvěřit
anbefalerose
felalofa
gerai įvertintipagirtipagirtinaspagyrimaspatikėti
cildinātieteiktslavētuzticēt
emanet etmekmethetmekövmekrecommanderteslim etmek

commend

[kəˈmend] VT
1. (= praise) → elogiar
to commend sb for or on sthelogiar a algn por algo
to commend sb for his actionelogiar la acción de algn
her entry was highly commended (in competition) → su participación recibió una mención elogiosa or especial
2. (= recommend) → recomendar
I commend him to youse lo recomiendo
it has little to commend itpoco se puede decir en su favor
the plan does not commend itself to meel proyecto no me resulta aceptable
3. (= entrust) → encomendar (to a) to commend sb's/one's soul to Godencomendar el alma de algn/su alma a Dios
4. (o.f., frm) commend me to Mr White (= give respects) → presente mis respetos al Sr. White (frm)

commend

[kəˈmɛnd] vt
(= praise) → louer
(= recommend) → recommander
it has little to commend it (= few advantages) → on ne peut pas en dire beaucoup de bien

commend

vt
(= praise)loben; (= recommend)empfehlen; it has much/little to commend ites ist sehr/nicht sehr empfehlenswert
(= entrust, Bibl) spirit, soulbefehlen (→ to +dat); commend me to Mr Smith (form)empfehlen Sie mich Herrn Smith (form)
vrsich empfehlen (→ to +dat)

commend

[kəˈmɛnd] vt
a. (praise) → lodare
b. (recommend) → raccomandare
the proposal has little to commend it → la proposta dà poco affidamento
c. (entrust) to commend (to)affidare a

commend

(kəˈmend) verb
1. to praise. His ability was commended.
2. to give (someone or something) to be looked after. I commend him to your care.
comˈmendable adjective
praiseworthy. His courage during the storm was commendable.
ˌcommenˈdation (ko-) noun
praise.
References in classic literature ?
He had the air of congratulating himself on having brought such a woman to Highbury, as not even Miss Woodhouse could equal; and the greater part of her new acquaintance, disposed to commend, or not in the habit of judging, following the lead of Miss Bates's goodwill, or taking it for granted that the bride must be as clever and as agreeable as she professed herself, were very well satisfied; so that Mrs.
How lovingly and fervently did it commend the pretty creature I had won, with all her artless graces best displayed, to my most gentle care
Commend me to the noble knights, your masters, and say, I should do ill to deprive them of steeds and arms which can never be used by braver cavaliers.
That is my own opinion," replied the traveller; "but one thing among many others seems to me very wrong in knights-errant, and that is that when they find themselves about to engage in some mighty and perilous adventure in which there is manifest danger of losing their lives, they never at the moment of engaging in it think of commending themselves to God, as is the duty of every good Christian in like peril; instead of which they commend themselves to their ladies with as much devotion as if these were their gods, a thing which seems to me to savour somewhat of heathenism.
Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf, That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!
Upon the whole, I commend my own conduct in this affair extremely, and regard it as a very happy instance of circumspection and tenderness.
It was a very simple device, but perfectly effective, as I think any one will find who employs it in like circumstances; and I would really like to commend it to growing boys troubled as I was then.
Upon the whole, the consequences of such a law as this would be directly contrary to those things which good laws ought to establish, and which Socrates endeavoured to establish by his regulations concerning women and children: for we think that friendship is the greatest good which can happen to any city, as nothing so much prevents seditions: and amity in a city is what Socrates commends above all things, which appears to be, as indeed he says, the effect of friendship; as we learn from Aristophanes in the Erotics, who says, that those who love one another from the excess of that passion, desire to breathe the same soul, and from being two to be blended into one: from whence it would necessarily follow, that both or one of them must be destroyed.