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verb as in hand over with confidence

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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.

On the eve of Republic Day, president Ram Nath Kovind also commended the economy for recovering quickly after lockdown restrictions were lifted in phases.

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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.

Still, author Kyl Myers should be commended for not throwing in the towel with hurricane force.

I definitely commend all the girls, all of us, for stepping up and standing up, even though there could have been consequences.

Still, there is plenty to commend about Cotton, and he is a formidable candidate.

Sadly, their families are typically the only ones left to commend, since most of the awardees are dead.

I commend her for standing by her friend and going on record as a character witness.

The want Dr. St. James to remain in the classroom, and commend Millikin for standing by him.

I commend him for doing so, and for the immense amount of good he has done in that role.

Speaking as a Russian and also as one who has travelled all over the world, I say, commend me to England for comfort.

They neither approve nor disapprove, commend or condemn, till they have consulted his looks and his countenance.

Cycling does not appear to commend itself greatly to the Spanish idea of recreation.

That is a philanthropic wrinkle for chapel keepers and other compounders of business and piety which we commend to special notice.

We must also commend Harris for supplying a consistent and relatively believable motivation for the main action.


On this page you'll find 119 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to commend, such as: applaud, approve, compliment, endorse, extol, and hail.

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