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.

His eye commends the leading to his hand. Shak.

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

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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

[Archaic]

Commend me to my brother. Shak.

 

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Com*mend", n.

1.

Commendation; praise.

[Obs.]

Speak in his just commend. Shak.

2. pl.

Compliments; greetings.

[Obs.]

Hearty commends and much endeared love to you. Howell.

 

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