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Definition praise or recommend
  • I commend you for a good job.
commend = praise
  • This letter from Bellario doth commend a young and learned doctor to our court.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • commend = express a favorable opinion
  • I commend the Catholic leaders of this state for integrating Spring Hill College several years ago.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • commend = praised
  • Commend me to your daughter.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • commend = praise
  • I commend your pains;
    And everyone shall share i' the gains.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • commend = praise
  • Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • commend = publicly express a favorable opinion
  • such carping is not commendable.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • commendable = deserving of praise
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
  • the King's Majesty commends his good opinion of you
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • commends = expresses (a favorable opinion — possibly in a message)
  • O, let us have him, for his silver hairs
    Will purchase us a good opinion
    And buy men's voices to commend our deeds.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • commend = express a favorable opinion of
  • Commend my best obedience to the queen;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • commend = express a favorable opinion of
  • Commend me to my cousin Westmoreland.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • commend = recommend (express a favorable opinion of)
  • Father, into Thy hands I commend her spirit.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • That could be a commendable quality.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
  • And then on that day when the cousin had commended the country wife and laughed at the city wife, that had passed which could not be forgiven.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • She wasn't sure what to expect, but to her surprise, after closing the door, he'd commended her for all her work.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Farewell: Commend me to my kind lord: O, farewell!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • The Major's musical taste has been before alluded to, and his performances on the flute commended.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Very commendable, but I was thinking of your personal future.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
  • For a small thing it was a great success, and Jo was more astonished than when her novel was commended and condemned all at once.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I had a scheme for collecting that ransom without danger of being caught by counterplots that ought to commend itself to professional kidnappers.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief

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