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  • verbrecommend, praise
  • verbhand over with confidence

synonyms for commend

  • applaud
  • approve
  • compliment
  • endorse
  • extol
  • hail
  • laud
  • acclaim
  • accredit
  • advocate
  • boost
  • build
  • countenance
  • eulogize
  • sanction
  • stroke
  • support
  • build up
  • give a posy
  • gold star
  • hand it to
  • hats off to
  • hear it for
  • kudize
  • pat on the back
  • puff up
  • speak highly of
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antonyms for commend

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  • blame
  • censure
  • criticize
  • disapprove
  • oppose
  • reject
  • decrease
  • deny
  • discourage
  • prevent
  • refuse
  • keep
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
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How to use commend in a sentence

The officer, Eugene Goodman, had already been commended for leading rioters away from the Senate chamber as it was being evacuated, an act of heroism documented on a reporter’s cellphone and widely circulated.
HOUSE IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS EMPHASIZE THE DANGER TO PENCE AND OTHER TOP OFFICIALS IN HARROWING RETELLING OF JAN. 6 ATTACKAMY GARDNER, KAROUN DEMIRJIAN, FELICIA SONMEZ, PAUL KANEFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On the eve of Republic Day, president Ram Nath Kovind also commended the economy for recovering quickly after lockdown restrictions were lifted in phases.
INDIA HOPES FOR A V-SHAPED RECOVERY, BUT WILL IT GIVE THE UNEMPLOYED THEIR CAREERS BACK?AAREFA JOHARIFEBRUARY 3, 2021QUARTZ
Whether it stems from opportunism or sheer ambition, the Blue Jays should be commended for extending themselves to give their fans a title contender in 2021 and well into the future.
THE BLUE JAYS GAMBLE ON GEORGE SPRINGER, HOPING TO GO FROM A GOOD TEAM TO A GREAT ONEDAVE SHEININJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Still, author Kyl Myers should be commended for not throwing in the towel with hurricane force.
RAISING A CHILD WITHOUT A GENDERTERRI SCHLICHENMEYERJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
I definitely commend all the girls, all of us, for stepping up and standing up, even though there could have been consequences.
WNBA PLAYERS HELPED OUST KELLY LOEFFLER FROM THE SENATE. WILL SHE LAST IN THE LEAGUE?CANDACE BUCKNERJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of the LGBTQ media watchdog GLAAD, commended the Democrats for their apparent shared win in a statement.
DEMS WIN IN GEORGIA, OUST REPUBLICAN WHO INTRODUCED ANTI-TRANS BILLCHRIS JOHNSONJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
McLaurin first appeared on the injury report in Week 11, and Rivera recently commended him for playing through pain.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL PREVIEW: RON RIVERA’S CAROLINA REUNION SECONDARY TO PLAYOFF PUSHNICKI JHABVALA, SAM FORTIERDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Speaking as a Russian and also as one who has travelled all over the world, I say, commend me to England for comfort.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
They neither approve nor disapprove, commend or condemn, till they have consulted his looks and his countenance.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Cycling does not appear to commend itself greatly to the Spanish idea of recreation.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
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WORDS RELATED TO COMMEND

  • applaud
  • approve
  • blow horn
  • boost
  • celebrate
  • cheer
  • clap
  • commend
  • compliment
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • give a bouquet
  • give a posy
  • give kudos
  • hail
  • hand it to
  • hear it for
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • puff up
  • push
  • rave
  • recommend
  • root
  • salute
  • stroke
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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