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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.]


To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.

His eye commends the leading to his hand. Shak.

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. Luke xxiii. 46.


To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.

Among the objects of knowlwdge, two especially commend themselves to our contemplation. Sir M. Hale.

I commend unto you Phebe our sister. Rom. xvi. 1.


To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.

Historians commend Alexander for weeping when he read the actions of Achilles. Dryden.


To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.


Commend me to my brother. Shak.


© Webster 1913.

Com*mend", n.


Commendation; praise.


Speak in his just commend. Shak.

2. pl.

Compliments; greetings.


Hearty commends and much endeared love to you. Howell.


© Webster 1913.

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