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English verb: commend

1. commend (communication) express approval of

ExamplesSam and Sue commend the movie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)praise

2. commend (creation) present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence

SamplesHis paintings commend him to the artistic world.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)portray, present

3. commend (communication) give to in charge

SamplesI commend my children to you.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)commit, confide, entrust, intrust, trust

4. commend (communication) express a good opinion of

ExamplesThey commend moving


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)praise

5. commend (communication) mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

SamplesRemember me to your wife.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer

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