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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.
See also: commend, for
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

commend someone for something

to praise someone for doing something. The committee commended Ralph for his good work.
See also: commend, for

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.
See also: commend, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Even though this is a little slow according to book velocities, at 685 fps from a 4" Model 686, it feels good and is commendably accurate.
The Hampshire teenager commendably refused to blame the weather for his lapses in concentration but he now finds himself needing a sub-par round to make the last two days.
Pic is vigorously handled and commendably brief, but its lack of freshness and originality, added to Toth's dour performance, make it an item of only marginal interest.
Still, this commendably concise and readable volume takes important strides toward clarifying the place of a crucial civic virtue.
Quite rightly, he devotes an entire chapter to Tertullian commendably capturing his character and wit.
Commendably, he acknowledges his sources, because an editor has a responsibility to reveal not only what she or he knows but how she or he has come to know it.
However, the prospective reader is cautioned that there are several formula block errors in the first three chapters; the last three chapters, more carefully prepared for publication, are commendably free from such problems.
Since her sources are not homogeneous, and occupational attributes reflected in personal names may be inherited and thus unrelated to the life of the person bearing the name, Shatzmiller is commendably cautious in not putting too much weight on her quantified findings.
This is a commendably methodical and sensitive treatment.
New York's Senator Alfonse D'Amato and Connecticut's Senator Joseph Liberman were commendably supportive.
But from my vantage points as diverse as Bedlingtonshire, Hull, Newcastle and Leicestershire in those days, the period seemed to be one of comparative peace and prosperity, commendably free of zero-hours contracts, boarded-up shopping precincts, food banks and homeless beggars on every corner.
Commendably, the agriculture policy has a vast and broad set of measures to enhance and increase the agriculture produce in the country.
He said the new 'ROSHNI SMS Service 8398' and 118 help line was serving commendably in entire IESCO region including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock circles.
With hosts Mel and Sue staying put too, commendably refusing to follow the dough, Channel 4's one-time scoop feels suddenly stale.
He or she tells us that the oending, y-tipped items were moved commendably quickly by Birmingham City Council after a single phone call), the items having lain in the same place for a month.