- 1commend somebody (for something/for doing something) commend somebody (on something/on doing something) to praise someone or something, especially publicly She was commended on her handling of the situation. His designs were highly commended by the judges (= they did not get a prize but they were especially praised).
- 2commend somebody/something (to somebody) (formal) to recommend someone or something to someone She is an excellent worker and I commend her to you without reservation. The movie has little to commend it (= it has few good qualities).
- 3commend itself to somebody (formal) if something commends itself to someone, they approve of it His outspoken behavior did not commend itself to his colleagues.
- 4commend somebody/something to somebody (formal) to give someone or something to someone in order to be taken care of We commend her soul to God.
NAmE//kəˈmɛnd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they commend
he / she / it commends
past simple commended
-ing form commending