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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 (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 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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Gandhinagars G-Bike, a cycle sharing initiative and Sanjhi Cycle of Karnal have been adjudged as a Commendable initiatives towards promotion of Non-Motorised Transport.
And on the subject of people "worthy of high praise", we have more than a few of them featured on our pages this month; highly commendable business owners putting their heart and soul into their enterprises so they can savour that sweet nectar of commercial success.
Some of them have now returned and are serving at various institutions doing a commendable job.
Efforts of the minister to stress and give importance to meeting the global need is highly appreciated and commendable.
Attorney Edmund James Furey of Tampa, Florida, a veteran pro-life advocate, sent me an email saying, "The book review was commendable.
David Kern, economic adviser to the British Chambers of Commerce, speaking before yesterday's interest rate rise, said: "The manufacturing sector has shown so far commendable resilience in coping with two interest rate increases since August.
She lists the commendable Laughing Bear Newsletter for small publishers, but she has the editor's name wrong and it ceased publishing a number of years ago.
Although the September 11 tie-in seems somewhat contrived and only marginally relevant to the story, Beard does a commendable job of entering the mind of a teenage girl as she negotiates a rocky relationship with her real father and tries to adjust to a changed life with her grieving mother, her stepdad and younger sister Era.
A large literature exists on this question, and recent years have seen commendable efforts on the part of Jews to acknowledge that Judaism is not the faith of the Tanak (i.
If the Supreme Court decision helps present and future firms, that is commendable, but the AICPA's failure to speak out when it might have really made a difference to Andersen and its personnel is deplorable.
Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to answer for (such as his puzzling support for the Iranian Mujahaddin al-Kalq, a Marxist terrorist group), his stance on immigration reform and border control has been sound and commendable.
As the first major theological study of Jesse Mercer to appear in print, it is a highly commendable book.
The authors do a commendable job of pulling together these different pursuits to illustrate how improving technology is making people safer.
Concerning your editorial, "Embracing Scrutiny," in the October issue of EHP [Environ Health Perspect 112:A788 (2004)], the need for full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest by all coauthors contributing to a publication in EHP is commendable and obviously needed.
This is commendable and a wonderful opportunity for students to recognize and appreciate good visual art.