Definitions for commendkəˈmɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.

Origin of commend:

1350–1400; ME < L commendāre <com-com - +mandāre; see mandate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. commend(verb)

    express approval of

  2. commend(verb)

    present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence

    "His paintings commend him to the artistic world"

  3. commend(verb)

    give to in charge

    "I commend my children to you"

  4. commend, recommend(verb)

    express a good opinion of

  5. commend, remember(verb)

    mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

    "Remember me to your wife"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. commend(verb)əˈmɛnd

    to officially praise

    She commended the teachers for their hard work.


  1. commend(Verb)

    To congratulate or reward.

  2. commend(Verb)

    To praise or acclaim.

  3. commend(Verb)

    To entrust or commit to the care of someone else

  4. commend(Verb)

    To force in a mental way

  5. Origin: From commendare, from + , from manus + dare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commend(verb)

    to commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation

  2. Commend(verb)

    to recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention

  3. Commend(verb)

    to mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act

  4. Commend(verb)

    to mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will

  5. Commend(noun)

    commendation; praise

  6. Commend(noun)

    compliments; greetings

Translations for commend

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to praise

His ability was commended.

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