In the case of the Metro-North, the MTA stood its ground in allowing free speech, and should be commended.
On one occasion, he commended a woman for being “truthful and honest and straightforward” after she lambasted him in court.
Moore placed the blame squarely on the Gazans, and commended his government for doing the same.
One that a few years ago commended her study and offered their help, should she need it.
Her teachers looked surprised when I commended her for raising the topic.
The work is to be commended on the basis of its value to the individual boy.
What I had commended as new and national was a bathroom in every bedroom.
Mr Codlin followed with a willing mind, and soon found that the landlord had not commended his preparations without good reason.
I warrant you,” she muttered, “he commended my soused cucumbers.
He lived what men call a good moral life, his deportment was very agreeable, and his sobriety was commended by many.
mid-14c., comenden, from Latin commendare "to commit to the care or keeping (of someone), to entrust to; to commit to writing;" hence "to set off, render agreeable, praise," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + mandare "to commit to one's charge" (see mandate (n.)). In some senses, a shortening of recommend. Related: Commended; commending.