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  ( commends    3rd person present)   ( commending    present participle)   ( commended    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you commend someone or something, you praise them formally.  
FORMAL   I commended her for that action...      V n for/on n/-ing  
I commend Ms. Orth on writing such an informative article...      V n for/on n/-ing  
The book was widely commended for its candour...      V n for/on n/-ing  
The reports commend her bravery...      V n  
His actions were commended by the Jury.      V n  
  commendation     ( commendations    plural)    n-count  
The Company received a commendation from the Royal Society of Arts.     
2       verb   If someone commends a person or thing to you, they tell you that you will find them good or useful.  
FORMAL  
(=recommend)  

I can commend it to him as a realistic course of action.      V n to n  
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commend

  
1    acclaim, applaud, approve, compliment, crack up     (informal)   eulogize, extol, praise, recommend, speak highly of  
2    commit, confide, consign, deliver, entrust, hand over, yield  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    attack, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, disapprove, knock     (informal)   lambast(e), put down, slam, tear into     (informal)  
2    hold back, keep, keep back, retain, withdraw, withhold  

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