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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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Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace.
Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace.
Frost & Sullivan today announces Luna Technologies as the recipient of the 2004 Communications Test & Measurement Emerging Company of the Year Award, commending Luna's ability to register growth in the fiber optic component test market -- a market segment that declined during the past year.
United States Congressman Pete Stark today endorsed Measure A commending the ballot measure and the New Haven School District.
I join the CRTC in commending the broadcasting industry's recent commitment to begin encoding Canadian rating systems in their programs, so that the V-chip system will be ready for use by Canadian families.