verb (used with object)
Origin of commend
Examples from the Web for commend
Still, there is plenty to commend about Cotton, and he is a formidable candidate.
Sadly, their families are typically the only ones left to commend, since most of the awardees are dead.
I commend her for standing by her friend and going on record as a character witness.
The want Dr. St. James to remain in the classroom, and commend Millikin for standing by him.My Professor, the Killer: Why Dr. James St. James Should Stay|Joelle Charbonneau|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I commend him for doing so, and for the immense amount of good he has done in that role.
(a) I commend, then, to your attention the importance of reverence and humility in prayer.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
Ha, for a divine and princely habitation, commend me to the cows' floor.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
This Ypres salient had only one thing of military value to commend it.The Red Watch|J. A. Currie
Commend a fool for his wit and a knave for his honesty, and they will receive you into their bosoms.Many Thoughts of Many Minds|Various
It affords you always so much pleasure to praise and commend; well, sir, praise and commend what we are doing.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times|Louise Muhlbach
Word Origin for commend
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.