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commend (one) to (someone or something)

To speak favorably of someone to another person or group. I commended Jeff to the award selection committee because his extraordinary bravery in rescuing all of those people from the apartment fire deserves to be recognized.
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commend (someone) for (something)

To compliment or praise someone for something that they have done. I have to commend you for your extraordinary bravery in a dangerous situation. I'm sure all of the people you rescued from the fire see you as a hero.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Jon Macpherson, reporter for the Accrington Observer and Rossendale Free Press - part of the MEN Media family - was highly commended in the Weekly Reporter of the Year category.
Just to be shortlisted and commended in so many categories is an achievement in itself.
The full list of Construction Week Oman Awards 2019's winners and Highly Commended entries is as follows:
Best Afternoon Tea - Commended: Tylers Tearooms of Castle Donington.
WINNERS Customer Service: New Look Outstanding Team: Winner - Thursfields, Highly Commended - Specsavers Innovation & Enterprise: Winner - Phoebus Software, Highly Commended - Neal's Yard Remedies Hospitality & Leisure: Winner - White Swan, Highly Commended - The Core Theatre Corporate Social Responsibility Project: Winner - Specsavers 25 in 25, Highly Commended - John Lewis; BNP Paribas Best Apprentice: Winner - Taylor Mullins, BNP Paribas, Highly Commended - Lauran Whitehouse, Alexander James Solihull; Tom Marigold, John Lewis Best Trainee: Winner - Kiran Kaur, Specsavers, Highly Commended - Maddie Jayes, Specsavers; Katarzyna Gawalko, Caffe Nero Best Independent: Winner - Tap & Tandoor, Highly Commended - Liv's; Perspective Opticians
Specsavers was also highly commended in the outstanding team category and Maddie Jayes for the trainee award.
Highly Commended: Visit Estonia, Zavod BBDO and BBDO Berlin - The Estonian Stress Buster
East Leyden senior Gerardo Porras is a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Volunteers Lesley John and Julie Thomas were nominated for the award of Personal Journey and both achieved the highly commended award; Natalie Bloomfield and John Hooper were nominated for the award of Adult Volunteer and both achieved the highly commended award; and Calvin Yip was nominated for the award of Young Volunteer and achieved a highly commended award.
Best High Performance Data Feed Handler - Software: RedlineFeed - Highly Commended
Khartoum, 8 May (SUNA)-The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the Sudan, Ali Bin Hassan, has commended the role played by the Ministry of Orientation and Endowment in serving the pilgrims