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Webster 1913 Edition


Commend

Com-mend′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Commended
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Commending
.]
[L.
commendare
;
com-
+
mandare
to intrust to one’s charge, enjoin, command. Cf.
Command
,
Mandate
.]
1.
To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.
His eye
commends
the leading to his hand.
Shakespeare
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. Hale.
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.
Shakespeare

Com-mend′

,
Noun.
1.
Commendation; praise.
[Obs.]
Speak in his just
commend
.
Shakespeare
2.
pl.
Compliments; greetings.
[Obs.]
Hearty
commends
and much endeared love to you.
Howell.

Webster 1828 Edition


Commend

COMMEND

, v.t.
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.

Definition 2022


commend

commend

English

Verb

commend (third-person singular simple present commends, present participle commending, simple past and past participle commended)

  1. To congratulate or reward.
  2. To praise or acclaim.
    • Dryden
      Historians commend Alexander for weeping when he read the actions of Achilles.
  3. To entrust or commit to the care of someone else.
  4. To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and goodwill.
    • Shakespeare
      Commend me to my brother.
  5. To recommend.
    • Sir M. Hale
      Among the objects of knowledge, two especially commend themselves to our contemplation.
    • Bible, Romans xvi. 1
      I commend unto you Phoebe our sister.
  6. To force in a mental way.

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Noun

commend (plural commends)

  1. (obsolete) commendation; praise
    • Shakespeare
      Speak in his just commend.
  2. (obsolete, in the plural) compliments; greetings
    • Howell
      Hearty commends and much endeared love to you.