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commend someone for something

to praise someone for doing something. The committee commended Ralph for his good work.
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commend someone or something to someone or something

to recommend or speak well of someone to someone or a group. I commend Walter to your organization. He would make a fine employee. We commended your organization to Martha, who may wish to become a member.
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Noise levels at motorway speeds are commendably low as the Insignia ticks over at little more than 2,000rpm and it pays not to hang on to the revs too long when the engine note becomes more harsh.
But Americans' pride in their commendably low cholesterol levels is muted by the knowledge that it was achieved not through prudent lifestyle changes but by popping high-priced pills.
Interior detailing is superb, noise vibration and harshness are commendably low, and the 1.
King has commendably grown the share price, too, from around 280p to 440p in this time.
The local FBI agents on the ground in Minnesota, Arizona, and California, who had commendably carried out their jobs and attempted to stop the hijackers in days previous to September 11, had been overruled by superiors at "bureaucracy central" in Washington, D.
But these are small flaws in an otherwise noteworthy book which has commendably begun the important task of making known a few of those thousands of Christians in the twentieth century who, having washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb, now intercede for the Church militant even as they enjoy their eternal reward.
Russell favors weaning students from method books by the fourth year or before; to this end she commendably lists literature and etude collections from the earliest levels.
The same is, commendably, not true of several significant films included in the second experimental-cinema collection to appear on DVD recently, the monumental seven-disc, nineteen-hour, 155-film Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film, 1894-1941.
The commendably long list of innovations is much too numerous to include here, but sure to impress new homebuyers interested in the brightest ideas for better living.
David Smith commented "Despite the unforeseen and difficult circumstances encountered, all concerned have performed commendably.
Commendably, Native-, African-, and Arab-Americans are included.
The organization of the new museum is commendably clear and makes a virtue of the marriage of the buildings, for nowhere does it seem a strain.
Full-back Steve Hopkins went between the posts for the North Wales outfit and played commendably in the conditions but could not prevent a second goal for the hosts coming just nine minutes from time.