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Meaning of COMMEND

Pronunciation:  ku'mend

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

COMMEND is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: recommend, remember
 See Also: advert, bring up, cite, commit, confide, entrust, intrust, mention, name, portray, praise, present, refer, trust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com*mend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commended}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Commending}.] [L. commendare; com- + mandare to
    intrust to one's charge, enjoin, command. Cf. {Command},
    1. To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or
             His eye commends the leading to his hand. --Shak.
             Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. --Luke
                                                   xxiii. 46.
    2. To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present
       as worthy of notice or favorable attention.
             Among the objects of knowledge, two especially
             commend themselves to our contemplation. --Sir M.
             I commend unto you Phebe our sister.  --Rom. xvi. 1.
    3. To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a
       person or an act.
             Historians commend Alexander for weeping when he
             read the actions of Achilles.         --Dryden.
    4. To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and
       good will. [Archaic]
             Commend me to my brother.             --Shak.
  2. \Com*mend"\, n.
    1. Commendation; praise. [Obs.]
             Speak in his just commend.            --Shak.
    2. pl. Compliments; greetings. [Obs.]
             Hearty commends and much endeared love to you.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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