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commend

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Verb (usu participle)
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com=mend
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4 in 4 verses (in NT : 4 in 4 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

commendv. t. [L. commendare; com- + mandare to intrust to one's charge, enjoin, command. Cf. Command, Mandate.].
  •  To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.  [1913 Webster]
    "His eye commends the leading to his hand."  [1913 Webster]
    "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.  [1913 Webster]
    "Among the objects of knowledge, two especially commend themselves to our contemplation."  [1913 Webster]
    "I commend unto you Phebe our sister."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.  [1913 Webster]
    "Historians commend Alexander for weeping when he read the actions of Achilles."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.  [1913 Webster]
    "Commend me to my brother."  [1913 Webster]
commendn. 
  •  Commendation; praise.  [1913 Webster]
    "Speak in his just commend."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Compliments; greetings.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hearty commends and much endeared love to you."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

commend, v.tr.
1 (often foll. by to) entrust, commit (commends his soul to God).
2 praise (commends her singing voice).
3 recommend (method commends itself).

Idiom
commend me to archaic remember me kindly to. highly commended (of a competitor etc.) just missing the top places.
Etymology
ME f. L commendare (as COM-, mendare = mandare entrust: see MANDATE)

THESAURUS

commend

acclaim, advocate, applaud, approve, assign, back, boost, commit, compliment, confide, consign, countenance, cry up, delegate, endorse, enfeoff, entrust, eulogize, extol, give in charge, give in trust, hail, hand over, hype, infeudate, plug, praise, proffer, promote, puff, recommend, relegate, remand, remit, resign, speak highly of, speak warmly of, speak well of, support, tender, tout, trust, turn over, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

commend

Approbation

VB approve, approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of, esteem, value, prize, set great store by, set great store on, do justice to, appreciate, honor, hold in esteem, look up to, admire, like, be in favor of, wish Godspeed, hail, hail with satisfaction, stand up for, stick up for, uphold, hold up, countenance, sanction, clap on the back, pat on the back, keep in countenance, indorse, give credit, recommend, mark with a white mark, mark with a stone, commend, belaud, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, bepraise, clap the hands, applaud, cheer, acclamate, encore, panegyrize, eulogize, cry up, proner, puff, extol, extol to the skies, magnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much of, flatter, bless, give a blessing to, have a good word for, say a good word for, speak well of, speak highly of, speak in high terms of, sing the praises of, sound the praises of, chaunt the praises of, resound the praises of, sing praises to, cheer to the echo, applaud to the echo, applaud to the very echo, cheer to the very echo, redound to the honor, redound to the praise, redound to the credit of, do credit to, deserve praise, recommend itself, pass muster, be praised, receive honorable mention, be in favor with, be in high favor with, ring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion of, laudari a laudato viro.


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