Commend Com*mend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commending}.] [L. commendare; com- + mandare to intrust to one's charge, enjoin, command. Cf. {Command}, {Mandate}.] 1. To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation. [1913 Webster]

His eye commends the leading to his hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. --Luke xxiii. 46. [1913 Webster]

2. To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention. [1913 Webster]

Among the objects of knowledge, two especially commend themselves to our contemplation. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

I commend unto you Phebe our sister. --Rom. xvi. 1. [1913 Webster]

3. To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act. [1913 Webster]

Historians commend Alexander for weeping when he read the actions of Achilles. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Commend me to my brother. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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