commend ( 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.
I can commend it to him as a realistic course of action. V n to n
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 acclaim, applaud, approve, compliment, crack up (informal) eulogize, extol, praise, recommend, speak highly of
2 commit, confide, consign, deliver, entrust, hand over, yield
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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