I commend him for doing so, and for the immense amount of good he has done in that role.
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.
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 scrupled not to make plain to her that her plan did not commend itself to me.
If you be really of her kindred, I commend to you my brother: he is at ——, with Mr. Morton.
It is one of the earnest principles of my faith to commend fashion.
Now, your Worship, commend me faithfully to my most gracious lord, the Elector.
Cromwell nodded his head once more to commend the Archbishop's gentleman with a perfect acquiescence.
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.