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Dictionary Definition

commend

Verb

1 express approval of
2 present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence; "His paintings commend him to the artistic world"
3 give to in charge; "I commend my children to you"
4 express a good opinion of [syn: recommend]
5 mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; "Remember me to your wife" [syn: remember]

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English

Etymology

from Latin commendare "to praise"

Verb

  1. To congratulate or reward.
  2. To praise or acclaim.
  3. To entrust or commit to the care of someone else

Translations

to congratulate or reward
  • French: féliciter
  • Portuguese: parabenizar, recompensar
to praise
  • French: féliciter
  • Portuguese: agradecer
to entrust
  • French: recommander
  • Portuguese: recomendar

Derived terms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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