Com·mend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commended; p. pr. & vb. n. Commending.]
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.
1. Commendation; praise. [Obs.]
Speak in his just commend. --Shak.
2. pl. Compliments; greetings. [Obs.]
Hearty commends and much endeared love to you. --Howell.
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]