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.

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.

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; greetings. [Obs.]

Hearty commends and much endeared love to you.