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commend

com·mend

commend

 
pronunciation:
k mend
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: commended, commending, commends
definition 1: to cite with praise, as for some act or service.
His captain commended him for his bravery.I commend you on your choice of this restaurant.
synonyms:
congratulate, hail, laud, praise
antonyms:
admonish, castigate, censure, chide, criticize, vilify
similar words:
acclaim, applaud, cite, extol, promote, recognize
definition 2: to endorse (someone); recommend.
synonyms:
endorse, recommend
similar words:
acclaim, back, commit, direct, promote, sanction
definition 3: to place in someone's care; entrust.
synonyms:
commit, consign, delegate, entrust, trust
similar words:
transfer
derivations: commendable (adj.), commendably (adv.)