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 UK /kəˈmend/

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praise someone or something formally or publicly


Adverbs frequently used with commend
very much: highly, stronglyIt is an excellent textbook and is to be highly commended.

Usage note

Commend is almost always used in the passive in these combinations.

in particular: especially, particularly, speciallyThe judges particularly commended the participants for the effort they had put in.with friendly enthusiasm: heartily, warmly, wholeheartedlyThe alterations came in for criticism by some and were warmly commended by others!

Usage note

If something is of little value, you can say that is has little/nothing to commend it: The new system was complex and seemed to have little to commend it.

 
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