commend (someone) for (something)

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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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commend someone for something

to praise someone for doing something. The committee commended Ralph for his good work.
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'Many oil firms have come here to commend us for providing them with the enabling environment for the oil business to thrive.
'You should not hesitate to commend us for the areas we have excelled in,' Ruto said.
"We are ready to receive constructive criticism, but you should not also hesitate to commend us for the areas we have done better on development," he said.The leaders, a statement from the DP's office said, discussed the expansion of the Kakamega airstrip, improvement of roads, revival of industries, especially Mumias Sugar Company, initiation and improvement of projects in the health, water, education and administration sectors.
She continues on her blog, "You'd think that young women would commend us for doing something different with our lives, and putting 100% effort into it to make something of ourselves.
"I really do commend us for what we are about to do."
"People might commend us for trying to score goals but at the end of the day we're not getting results.
"People might commend us for trying to score goals, but we're not getting results at the end of the day.
They said it was 'uncalled for because some of our consumers were calling to commend us for the regular supply of electricity to their areas.'