- 1Praise formally or officially: he was commended by the judge for his courageous actionsMore example sentences
praise, compliment, congratulate, applaud, clap, cheer, toast, salute, admire, honour, glorify, extol, eulogize, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, go into raptures about, wax lyrical about, speak highly of, look on with favour, pay homage to, pay tribute to, take one's hat off to, pat on the backNorth American • informal ballyhoo• black English big someone up• dated cry someone up• archaic emblazon
- Senior control operators are now looking at the possibility of officially commending Fiona for her efforts.
- Restored Victorian buildings and innovative new designs have been officially commended in a town watchdog's annual awards.
- Fire officers plan to officially commend Jonathan for his bravery.
- 2Present as suitable for approval or acceptance; recommend: I commend her to you without reservationMore example sentences
- Cynical consultants would expect the Department of Health to suggest such a move, but it is quite astonishing that the BMA should not just suggest but commend this to us and at standard rates of pay.
- With those few remarks, I commend the revised Standing Orders and the committee's recommendation to this House.
- It is not one that commended itself to the judge originally dealing with the paper application.
- 2.1Make (something) acceptable or pleasing: the emphasis on peace will commend itself to all most one-roomed flats have little to commend themMore example sentences
- Nevertheless, the claims which the Secretary-General was making surely have quite a lot to commend them.
- It has a lot of opportunity and a lot to commend it.
- Neither view commends itself very strongly to the present author.
- 3 (commend someone/thing to) • archaic or • formal Entrust someone or something to: as they set out on their journey I commend them to your careMore example sentences
- I commended my soul to God and said in a quaking voice, ‘Yes.’
- And like untold hundreds of men and woman have done throughout the Conference's 57-year history, I closed my eyes, commended my soul to God, and accepted the invitation.
- Mr. O'Neal thanked God for the life of the deceased and the service he rendered and commended his soul to God.
- 3.1 (commend someone to) Pass on someone’s good wishes to: commend me to my son, and bid him rule better than IMore example sentences
- And for this I commend them to their station commander.
- My dear and well beloved father, I commend me to you, doing you to wit that I have but a little while to go and am like within a short time with the grace of God to be delivered of child.
- When her Son saw her and his other friends weeping with a tearful voice he commended her to John.
- British Failing to win a prize but nevertheless considered meritorious: the winner gets £2,000, and two other projects will be highly commendedMore example sentences
- Although she missed out on the top prize, she was highly commended for her enthusiasm and drive by the judges.
- The adjudicator - Sean Clerkin was so impressed that he expressed a desire to give all the commended and highly commended poets a cash prize.
- Dean attained first prize in his section, while Shane's work was highly commended by the judges.
Middle English: from Latin commendare, from com- (expressing intensive force) + mandare 'commit, entrust'. Compare with command.