Definition of commend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

commend

verb
kəˈmend
 
; kəˈmend
 
 
1 commend somebody (for something/for doing something)| commend somebody (on something/on doing something) to praise somebody/something, especially publiclyShe 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).2 commend somebody/something (to somebody) (formal) to recommend somebody/something to somebodyShe is an excellent worker and I commend her to you without reservation.The movie has little to commend it(= it has few good qualities).3 commend itself to somebody (formal) if something commends itself to somebody, they approve of itHis outspoken behaviour did not commend itself to his colleagues.4 commend somebody/something to somebody (formal) to give somebody/something to somebody in order to be taken care ofWe commend her soul to God.
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