Synonyms of commend in English:


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1‘we should commend him for his remarkable altruism’


praise, compliment, congratulate, applaud, clap, cheer, toast, salute, admire, honour, glorify, extol, eulogize, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, go into raptures about, wax lyrical about, speak highly of, look on with favour, pay homage to, pay tribute to, take one's hat off to, pat on the back

British informal big someone up

North American informal ballyhoo

dated cry someone up

archaic emblazon

rare laud, panegyrize



2‘she's very hard-working—I commend her to you without reservation’


recommend, suggest, put forward, propose, advance

approve, endorse, advocate, vouch for, speak for, stand up for, champion, support, back

informal plug, push

3‘I commend my students to your care’


entrust, trust, deliver, commit, hand over, give, give over, turn over, consign, assign