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Pronunciation : Com*mend"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. commendare; com- + mandare to intrust to one's charge, enjoin, command. Cf. Command, Mandate.]
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Commended; p. pr. & vb. n. Commending.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Com*mend"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. Commendation; praise. [Obs.] Speak in his just commend. Shak.

2. pl.

Defn: Compliments; greetings. [Obs.] Hearty commends and much endeared love to you. Howell.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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