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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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Other citations include Best Residential Architectural Design Award for One Uptown Residence and Highly Commended for One Eastwood Avenue and One Pacific Residence under the same category; Highly Commended for St.
The King also commended Bahraini people for their longstanding spirit of tolerance and amity.
Lightcliffe Cricket Club's Sam Godden won the Young Volunteer of the Year OSCA, while David Normanton of the Halifax League was highly commended behind the Bradford League's Keith Moss, winner of the Stuart Hodgson Award for Services to Leagues and Boards.
And Birmingham Post & Mail business editor Jon Griffin was highly commended in the Business Journalist Of The Year stakes.
The 1,000 Lives campaign was highly commended in the Patient Safety Awards' surgery category.
M&R Graphics, USA: WB flexo paper, highly commended
A A A The Sovereign also commended the humanitarian efforts of the Armed Forces in Morocco and their participation in the peacekeeping operations in various part of the world.
Newcastle College was highly commended for the RNIB and Mencap Award for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
At an awards ceremony in police HQ Colwyn Bay, the response officers, Special Constabulary Officers and PCSO's were commended for their efforts dealing with a serious incident.
Highly commended were T+T Design for Entre Deux, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Traubenberg commended Treasury for the issuance of the much improved regulations, particularly the adoption of a more rational "discovery test" that simply distinguishes between technical and non-technical research based on the section 174 definition.
COGS COMMENDED a document: Life, Patent Pending, a discussion guide on biotechnology and the "oncomouse" produced by the Canadian Council of Churches for use in the Anglican Church of Canada.
Gottesman commended his "vision and desire to expand the business.
He commended the vital role of Bapco in supporting the national economy and buttressing the development of Bahrain, hailed the company's quick response to the royal directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to upgrade the oil and gas academy.