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commend
used in The Merchant of Venice

7 uses
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Definition
praise or recommend
  • This letter from Bellario doth commend a young and learned doctor to our court.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (31% in)
commend = express a favorable opinion
  • Thanks, i' faith, for silence is only commendable In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Venice. A street (62% in)
  • Madam, there is alighted at your gate A young Venetian, one that comes before To signify th' approaching of his lord; From whom he bringeth sensible regreets; To wit,—besides commends and courteous breath,— Gifts of rich value.
    2.9 — Act 2 Scene 9 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (89% in)
  • Signior Antonio Commends him to you.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (70% in)
  • I think the best grace of wit will shortly turn into silence, and discourse grow commendable in none only but parrots.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — The same. A garden (51% in)
  • I acquainted him with the cause in controversy between the Jew and Antonio the merchant; we turn'd o'er many books together; he is furnished with my opinion which, bettered with his own learning,—the greatness whereof I cannot enough commend,—comes with him at my importunity to fill up your Grace's request in my stead.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (35% in)
  • Commend me to your honourable wife: Tell her the process of Antonio's end; Say how I lov'd you; speak me fair in death; And, when the tale is told, bid her be judge Whether Bassanio had not once a love.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (60% in)

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