What does commend mean?

Definitions for commendkəˈmɛnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word commend.

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [L. commendare; com- + mandare to intrust to one's charge, enjoin, command. Cf. Command, Mandate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commend

    kom-end′, v.t. to give into the charge of: to recommend as worthy: to praise: to adorn, set off.—n. (Shak.) praise.—adj. Commend′able, worthy of being commended or praised.—n. Commend′ableness.—adv. Commend′ably.—ns. Commend′am, a manner of holding an ecclesiastical benefice till a proper pastor was provided for it—it was provisionally commended to the care of a clerk, and was said to be held in commendam; Commendā′tion, the act of commending: praise: declaration of esteem: esp. the act of commending the dying or dead to the favour and mercy of God; Com′mendātor, one who holds a benefice in commendam.—adj. Commend′atory, commending: containing praise or commendation: presenting to favourable notice or reception.—Commend me to, remember me kindly to: give me by preference. [L. commendārecom, and mandāre, to trust.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Kroll:

    I commend [the officers] for it.

  2. Solon:

    Reprove thy friend privately commend him publicly.

  3. Solon:

    Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.

  4. Thomas Fuller:

    All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.

  5. Alexander Pope:

    Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.

Images & Illustrations of commend

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Translations for commend

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • хваля, препоръчвам, поздравявам, поверявамBulgarian
  • lobenGerman
  • επαινώGreek
  • gratuli, konfidi, laŭdiEsperanto
  • féliciter, recommanderFrench
  • elogiare, raccomandare, lodare, encomiare, affidareItalian
  • recompensar, agradecer, parabenizar, recomendarPortuguese
  • предаватьRussian
  • మెచ్చుకొనుTelugu

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