Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: commendare, from com- ( COM-) + mandare 'to give over to someone'


com‧mend [transitive] formal
1 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.
2 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).

commend itself (to somebody)

formal if something commends itself to you, you approve of it:
The plan did not commend itself to the Allies.

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