from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend.
- transitive v. To express approval of; praise. See Synonyms at praise.
- transitive v. To commit to the care of another; entrust.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To congratulate or reward.
- v. To praise or acclaim.
- v. To entrust or commit to the care of someone else
- v. To force in a mental way
- n. commendation; praise
- n. compliments; greetings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.
- transitive v. To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.
- transitive v. To mention with approbation; to praise.
- transitive v. To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.
- n. Commendation; praise.
- n. Compliments; greetings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To commit; deliver with confidence; intrust or give in charge.
- To represent or distinguish as being worthy of confidence, notice, regard, or kindness; recommend or accredit to favor, acceptance, or favorable attention; set forward for notice: sometimes used reflexively: as, this subject commends itself to our careful attention.
- To praise; mention with approbation.
- To bring to the mind or memory of; give or send the greeting of: with a personal pronoun, often reflexive.
- In feudal eccles. law, to place under the control of a lord. See commendation, 4.
- Synonyms and To extol, laud, eulogize, applaud.
- To express approval or praise.
- n. Commendation; compliment; remembrance; greeting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. express a good opinion of
- v. give to in charge
- v. mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
- v. express approval of
- v. present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
Middle English commenden, from Latin commendāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + mandāre, to entrust; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin commendare ("to praise"), from com- + mandare ("to commit, intrust, enjoin"), from manus ("hand") + dare ("to put"). (Wiktionary)