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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.
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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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TEI commends the Treasury Department for the issuance of the much improved regulations, particularly--
TEI commends the Treasury Department and IRS for promulgating a major simplification of a complex and often contentious area, particularly--
TEI commends the government for working with taxpayers to make these regulations more manageable.
For example, the Treasury and IRS are to be commended for the inclusion of de minimis rules and safe harbors in the recent proposed regulations on the capitalization of expenditures.
The use of materiality standards in examinations is an approach that TEI has long supported, and we commend LMSB for thinking outside the box to resolve the significant backlog of cases within the division.
TEI commends the Committee for acknowledging the comlexity inherent in requiring taxpayers to allocate and apportion the same deductions for both regular and AMT purposes.
The Committee's focus on simplification during the past year, together with the IRS's related initiatives, is testimony to a desire to build a "new tax order." Chairman Rostenkowski and the Committee are to be commended for acknowledging Congress's role in creating complexity and in recognizing their obligation to take steps to reduce the heavy compliance burden imposed by unduly complex tax laws.
Although we commend the drafters for recognizing that something must be done to ease the burdens that the Tax Reform Act of 1986 places on taxpayers with respect to such translations, the approach taken in H.R.