- commend used 7 times.
- commendation used twice.
- commended used 6 times.
- commendeth used 4 times.
- commending used once.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
COMMEND, verb transitive
1. To represent as worthy of notice, regard, or kindness; to speak in favor of; to recommend.
I commend to you Phebe our sister. Romans 16:1.
2. To commit; to entrust or give in charge.
Father, into hy hands I commend my spirit. Luke 23:46.
3. To praise; to mention with approbation.
The princes commended Sarai before Pharaoh. The Lord commended the unjust steward.
4. To make acceptable or more acceptable.
But meat commendeth us not to God. 1 Corinthians 8:8.
5. To produce or present to favorable notice.
The chorus had an occasion of commending their voices to the king.
6. To send or bear to.
These draw the chariot which Latinus sends,
And the rich present to the prince commends.
COMMENDABLE, adjective That may be commended or praised; worthy of approbation or praise; laudable.
Order and decent ceremonies in the church are commendable
COMMENDABLENESS, noun State of being commendable.
COMMENDABLY, adverb Laudably; in a praise-worthy manner.
COMMENDAM, noun In ecclesiastical law, in England, a benefice or living commended, by the king or head of the church, to the care of a clerk, to hold till a proper pastor is provided. This may be temporary or perpetual.
The trust or administration of the revenues of a benefice given to a layman, to hold as a deposit for six months in order to repairs, etc., or to an ecclesiastic, to perform the pastoral duties, till the benefice is provided with a regular incumbent.
COMMENDATARY, noun One who holds a living in commendam.
1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; declaration of esteem.
Need we, as some other, letters of commendation 2 Corinthians 3:1.
2. Ground of esteem, approbation or praise; that which presents a person or thing to another in a favorable light, and renders worthy of regard, or acceptance.
Good-nature is the most godlike commendation of a man.
3. Service; respects; message of love.
1. Which serves to commend; presenting to favorable notice or reception; containing praise; as a commendatory letter.
2. Holding a benefice in commendam; as a commendatory bishop.
COMMENDATORY, noun A commendation; eulogy.
COMMENDED, participle passive Praised; represented favorably; committed in charge.
COMMENDER, noun One who commends or praises.
COMMENDING, participle present tense Praising; representing favorably; committing, or delivering in charge.
Note: In imitation of the French, we are accustomed to use recommendation, etc., for commendation. But in most instances, it is better to use the word without the prefix re. A letter of commendation, is the preferable phrase.