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verb [transitive] formal British English pronunciation: commend /kəˈmend/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycommend
he/she/itcommends
present participlecommending
past tensecommended
past participlecommended
  1. 1
    to praise someone or something formally or publicly

    His photograph was highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

  2. 2
    to tell someone that a person or thing is good, useful, or suitable

    I commend the book to anyone who wants to know what is really happening in that part of the world.

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