He was commended for his brave actions.


She said she would commend the proposal to the Board.

be highly commended, be widely commended

His book was highly commended.

sth has little, much, nothing, etc. to commend it (formal)

The proposed site has much to commend it.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • commend — [kə mend′] vt. [ME commenden < L commendare, to entrust to, commend < com , intens. + mandare, to commit to one s charge: see MANDATE] 1. to put in the care of another; entrust 2. to mention as worthy of attention; recommend 3. to express… …   English World dictionary

  • commend — index advocate, confirm, counsel, countenance, endorse, honor, indorse, recommend Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • commend — mid 14c., comenden, from L. 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 (Cf. com )), + mandare to commit to one s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • commend — [[t]kəme̱nd[/t]] commends, commending, commended 1) VERB If you commend someone or something, you praise them formally. [FORMAL] [V n for/on n/ ing] I commended her for that action... [V n for/on n/ ing] I commend Ms. Orth on writing such an… …   English dictionary

  • commend — v. 1) to commend highly 2) (formal) (B) I can commend him to you 3) (D; tr.) to commend for (she was commended for bravery) * * * [kə mend] (formal) (B) I can commend him to you to commend highly (D; tr.) to commend for (she was commended for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • commend — com|mend [kəˈmend] v [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: commendare, from com ( COM ) + mandare to give over to someone ] 1.) to praise or approve of someone or something publicly commend sb for sth ▪ Inspector Marshall was commended… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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