Definition of Commend

1. Verb. Express approval of. "Sam and Sue commend the movie "

Generic synonyms: Praise
Derivative terms: Commendation, Commendation



2. Verb. Present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence. ; "His paintings commend him to the artistic world"
Generic synonyms: Portray, Present
Derivative terms: Commendation

3. Verb. Give to in charge. "I commend my children to you"
Generic synonyms: Commit, Confide, Entrust, Intrust, Trust

4. Verb. Express a good opinion of. "Sam and Sue commend the movie "
Exact synonyms: Recommend
Generic synonyms: Praise
Derivative terms: Commendation, Recommendation, Recommendation

5. Verb. Mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship. ; "Remember me to your wife"
Exact synonyms: Remember
Generic synonyms: Advert, Bring Up, Cite, Mention, Name, Refer

Definition of Commend

1. v. t. To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.

2. n. Commendation; praise.

Definition of Commend

1. Verb. To congratulate or reward. ¹

2. Verb. To praise or acclaim. ¹

3. Verb. To entrust or commit to the care of someone else ¹

4. Verb. To force in a mental way ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commend

1. to praise [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: praise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Commend

commemoratory
commemorial
commence
commenced
commencement
commencement ceremony
commencement day
commencement exercise
commencements
commencer
commencers
commences
commencest
commenceth
commencing
commend (current term)
commendable
commendableness
commendably
commendam
commendams
commendataries
commendatary
commendation
commendations
commendator
commendatories
commendators
commendatory
commended

Literary usage of Commend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1850)
"... hounds, horses ; Or men themselves for similitude of manners, natural affection, as to friends, children, kinsmen., dec., for glory such as commend us. ..."

2. A General Introduction to Domesday Book: Accompanied by Indexes of the by Henry Ellis, Great Britain Record Commission (1833)
"Nor)' 124 b. 130 b. 171 b LIBER homo unus et dim. Nor)' 188. LIBER homo i. commend. Suff 379 b. tar. 432 b.' LIBER homo i. commend, ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1895)
"The new editions of Jane Austen's and Miss Terrier's novels, too, commend themselves to those who wish to escape from the noise and rush of to-day into ..."

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