Synonyms of commend in English:
1 we should commend him for his remarkable altruism
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 back
British informal big someone up
North American informal ballyhoo
dated cry someone up
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