commend

[ kuh-mend ]SEE DEFINITION OF commend

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMEND

Into Thy hands I commend my body and soul, and all that is mine.

Into thy hands I commend my body and soul, and all that is mine.

If you be really of her kindred, I commend to you my brother: he is at ——, with Mr. Morton.

Now, your Worship, commend me faithfully to my most gracious lord, the Elector.

There is Mother Butterworth, too, whom I might commend to your notice.

Do what you can to cheer my mother's heart, and commend me to Zachary Palmer.

These views cannot fail to commend themselves to any unprejudiced mind.

We commend the book to the careful reading of the railroad stockholder.

We commend our readers to secure this article if possible and read it.

Perhaps Bentham's Book of Fallacies is too political for me to commend it to you here.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., comenden, from Latin commendare "to commit to the care or keeping (of someone), to entrust to; to commit to writing;" hence "to set off, render agreeable, praise," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + mandare "to commit to one's charge" (see mandate (n.)). In some senses, a shortening of recommend. Related: Commended; commending.

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