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commend

Synonyms of commend in English:

verb

  • 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
    archaic emblazon
    [Antonyms] criticize
  • 2 she's very hard-working—I commend her to you without reservation
    recommend, suggest, put forward, propose, advance;
    approve, endorse, advocate, vouch for, speak for, stand up for, champion, support, back
    informal plug, push
  • 3 formal I commend my students to your care
    entrust, trust, deliver, commit, hand over, give, give over, turn over, consign, assign
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