express approval of
present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
"His paintings commend him to the artistic world"
give to in charge
"I commend my children to you"
express a good opinion of
mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
"Remember me to your wife"
To congratulate or reward.
To praise or acclaim.
To entrust or commit to the care of someone else
To force in a mental way
Origin: From commendare, from + , from manus + dare.
to commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation
to recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention
to mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act
to mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will
Origin: [L. commendare; com- + mandare to intrust to one's charge, enjoin, command. Cf. Command, Mandate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. commendāre—com, and mandāre, to trust.]
The numerical value of commend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of commend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I commend [the officers] for it.
Reprove thy friend privately commend him publicly.
Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
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