commending

commend

[kuh-mend]
verb (used with object)
1.
to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend: to commend a friend to another; to commend an applicant for employment.
2.
to entrust; give in charge; deliver with confidence: I commend my child to your care.
3.
to cite or name with approval or special praise: to commend a soldier for bravery.
4.
Feudal Law. to place (oneself or one's land) under another's protection so as to become his vassal.
5.
Archaic. to recommend (a person) to the kind remembrance of another.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English commenden < Latin commendāre, equivalent to com- com- + -mendāre, combining form of mandāre; see mandate

commendable, adjective
commender, noun
commendingly, adverb
overcommend, verb (used with object)
subcommended, adjective
well-commended, adjective

commendable, commendatory.


1. acclaim, laud, extol. See approve. 2. commit, consign, relegate, convey.


1. censure.
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commend (kəˈmɛnd)
 
vb
1.  to present or represent as being worthy of regard, confidence, kindness, etc; recommend
2.  to give in charge; entrust
3.  to express a good opinion of; praise
4.  to give the regards of: commend me to your aunt
 
[C14: from Latin commendāre to commit to someone's care, from com- (intensive) + mandāre to entrust]
 
com'mendable
 
adj
 
com'mendableness
 
n
 
com'mendably
 
adv
 
com'mendatory
 
adj

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commend
late 14c., from L. commendare "to entrust to, praise," from com- intens. prefix + mandare "to commit to one's charge" (see mandate). In some senses, a shortening of recommend.
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