Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.
commendsthe leading to his hand.
Father, into thy hands I
Luke xxiii. 46.
To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.
Among the objects of knowledge, two especially
commendthemselves to our contemplation.
Sir M. Hale.
commendunto you Phebe our sister.
Rom. xvi. 1.
To mention with approbation; to praise;
commenda person or an act
commendAlexander for weeping when he read the actions of Achilles.
To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.
Commendme to my brother.
Speak in his just
commendsand much endeared love to you.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To represent as worthy of notice, regard, or kindness; to speak in favor of; to recommend.
I commend to you Phebe our sister. Rom. 16.
2.To commit; to entrust or give in charge.
Father, into hy hands I commend my spirit. Luke 23.
3.To praise; to mention with approbation.
The princes commended Sarai before Pharaoh. The Lord commended the unjust steward.
4.To make acceptable or more acceptable.
But meat commendeth us not to God. 1 Cor. 8.
5.To produce or present to favorable notice.
The chorus had an occasion of commending their voices to the king.
6.To send or bear to.
These draw the chariot which Latinus sends,
And the rich present to the prince commends.