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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.commendable - worthy of high praisecommendable - worthy of high praise; "applaudable efforts to save the environment"; "a commendable sense of purpose"; "laudable motives of improving housing conditions"; "a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
Adv.1.commendable - in an admirable mannercommendable - in an admirable manner; "the children's responses were admirably normal"

commendable

adjective praiseworthy, deserving, worthy, admirable, exemplary, creditable, laudable, meritorious, estimable He has acted with commendable speed.

commendable

adjective
Translations
جَديرٌ بالثَّناء
chvályhodný
prisværdig
dicséretes
lofsverîur
övgüye değer

commendable

[kəˈmendəbl] ADJencomiable, loable

commendable

[kəˈmɛndəbəl] adjlouable

commendable

commendable

[kəˈmɛndəbl] adjlodevole

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 ?
George, who was a bright boy, and well trained in religious things by his mother, finding himself an object of general admiration, threw in expositions of his own, from time to time, with a commendable seriousness and gravity, for which he was admired by the young and blessed by the old; and it was agreed, on all hands, that "a minister couldn't lay it off better than he did; that "'t was reely 'mazin'
It would be much more commendable to be somebody else's enemy," said the gentleman; "far more natural.
And the Grand Master appoints the appellant to appear there by her champion, on pain of doom, as a person convicted of sorcery or seduction; and also the defendant so to appear, under the penalty of being held and adjudged recreant in case of default; and the noble Lord and most reverend Father aforesaid appointed the battle to be done in his own presence, and according to all that is commendable and profitable in such a case.
He allowed your crimes to be great, but that still there was room for mercy, the most commendable virtue in a prince, and for which his majesty was so justly celebrated.
It was all plain that he had proceeded according to very correct and commendable rules.
As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within in the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive-branch.
He spoke of the danger of pity, in some cases a commendable and Christian virtue, but inapplicable to this pernicious sect.
It is the only subject of self-felicitation with which I am acquainted that men can indulge in, without awakening the envy of their fellow-creatures; from which I infer it is at least innocent, if not commendable.
Although the valiant Typees would often by gesticulations declare their undying hatred against their enemies, and the disgust they felt at their cannibal propensities; although they dilated upon the manifold injuries they had received at their hands, yet with a forbearance truly commendable, they appeared to sit down under their grievances, and to refrain from making any reprisals.
She sat close to her cousin, who, with commendable patience, was listening to a long story about lost luggage.
Now money-making, as we say, being twofold, it may be applied to two purposes, the service of the house or retail trade; of which the first is necessary and commendable, the other justly censurable; for it has not its origin in [1258b] nature, but by it men gain from each other; for usury is most reasonably detested, as it is increasing our fortune by money itself, and not employing it for the purpose it was originally intended, namely exchange.
With still greater reason, accordingly, when the prisoner has gone mad, and might bite and make a terrible disturbance in the Bastile; why, in such a case, it is not simply an act of mere charity to wish him dead; it would be almost a good and even commendable action, quietly to have him put out of his misery.