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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commend  \Com*mend"\,  n. 
  1.  Commendation;  praise.  [Obs.] 
 
  Speak  in  his  just  commend.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  pl  Compliments;  greetings.  [Obs.] 
 
  Hearty  commends  and  much  endeared  love  to  you 
  --Howell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commend  \Com*mend"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Commended};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Commending}.]  [L.  commendare  com-  +  mandare  to 
  intrust  to  one's  charge,  enjoin,  command.  Cf  {Command}, 
  {Mandate}.] 
  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  knowledge,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commend 
  v  1:  express  approval  of 
  2:  present  as  worthy  of  regard,  kindness,  or  confidence;  "His 
  paintings  commend  him  to  the  artistic  world" 
  3:  give  to  in  charge;  "I  commend  my  children  to  you" 
  4:  express  a  good  opinion  of  [syn:  {recommend}] 
  5:  mention  as  by  way  of  greeting  or  to  indicate  friendship; 
  "Remember  me  to  your  wife"  [syn:  {remember}] 




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