Commend



[kuh-mend] /kəˈmɛnd/

verb (used with object)
1.
to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend:
to commend a friend to another; to commend an applicant for employment.
2.
to entrust; give in charge; deliver with confidence:
I commend my child to your care.
3.
to cite or name with approval or special praise:
to commend a soldier for bravery.
4.
Feudal Law. to place (oneself or one’s land) under another’s protection so as to become his vassal.
5.
Archaic. to recommend (a person) to the kind remembrance of another.
/kəˈmɛnd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to present or represent as being worthy of regard, confidence, kindness, etc; recommend
2.
to give in charge; entrust
3.
to express a good opinion of; praise
4.
to give the regards of: commend me to your aunt
v.

mid-14c., comenden, from Latin 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-), + mandare “to commit to one’s charge” (see mandate (n.)). In some senses, a shortening of recommend. Related: Commended; commending.

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