|Origin:||commendare, from com- ( COM-) + mandare 'to give over to someone'|
com‧mend [transitive] formal
to praise or approve of someone or something publicly
commend somebody for something
Inspector Marshall was commended for his professional attitude.
The paper was highly commended in the UK Press Awards.
to tell someone that something is good or deserves attention [= recommend]:
Colleagues, I commend this report to you.
McKellen's performance had much to commend it (=was very good).
if something commends itself to you, you approve of it:
The plan did not commend itself to the Allies.