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
His eye commends the leading to his
Father, into thy hands I commend my
Luke xxiii. 46.
2. To recommend as worthy of confidence
or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable
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.
4. To mention by way of courtesy,
implying remembrance and good will. [Archaic]
Commend me to my brother.
Com*mend", n. 1.
Commendation; praise. [Obs.]
Speak in his just commend.
2. pl. Compliments;
Hearty commends and much endeared love to