1.1(praise)(person/work/action) elogiarto commend sb for sth — elogiar a algn por algo
- [ S ]highly commended — mención de honor
- I wanted to commend you on your excellent review of the film, and the moving artistic commentary.
- He should be commended and judges in other former dictatorships should follow his lead.
- The film's cast is acquitted, and most are commended for fine work.
- When good decisions are taken people get praised and they get commended, and rightly so.
- A York youngster who helped to rescue a woman from a burning flat has been commended for his bravery by the city's most senior judge.
- Judge Hastie greeted me warmly in his chambers and commended me on my academic achievement.
- The judge commended Hazel for the degree of detailed information in her project.
- However, I think she holds her own well, and I commend her for taking a role in such a challenging film.
- Well done on a presentation of excellence - all involved are to be commended.
- Restored Victorian buildings and innovative new designs have been officially commended in a town watchdog's annual awards.
- Senior control operators are now looking at the possibility of officially commending Fiona for her efforts.
- She commended the staff and students for their commitment to recycling.
- Stuart gave evidence at the trial and was commended by the judge for his ‘quite extraordinary’ actions.
- I commend the Government and the officials responsible.
- The use of longer words is probably rewarded, praised or at least commended.
- The judge surprisingly commends him for his fine civic performance and bids him continue with his good work.
- You've also been a great help and even an inspiration to many people, and I commend you and actually admire you for that.
- Fire officers plan to officially commend Jonathan for his bravery.
- She said: ‘I enjoy my job so it's an honour to be commended for doing something I love.’
- An aspect commended and praised only last year by the senior chief inspector of schools, in a report on school standards.
1.2(recommend)recomendarthe book has little/much to commend it — el libro tiene pocos/muchos méritos
- to commend sth to sb — recomendar(le) algo a algn
- his work did not commend itself to the judges — su obra no encontró aceptación entre el jurado
- Your reviewer commends the book to the reader of these pages.
- I commend this bill, as reported back from the select committee, to the House.
- It is not one that commended itself to the judge originally dealing with the paper application.
- We commend this constitution to the Prime Minister, his Cabinet, the opposition, the judiciary and all Government officials.
- We commend the book to your attention and will provide our own take on it as soon as we have had a chance to read it.
- A decision is expected to be made in early July when the Prime Minster commends his choice to the Queen.
- We commend our readers to the advertisement which appears in this issue.
- Her gentle, good humoured and obliging nature, mild manner and unassuming disposition commended her to all fortunate enough to make her acquaintance.
- I thank the select committee for its consideration of the bill, and I commend the committee's report to the House.
- I applaud the work that has been done by the select committee, and I commend this work, as it is shaped, to the House.
- With those few remarks, I commend the revised Standing Orders and the committee's recommendation to this House.
- I commend this suggestion to your readers, to the national park, and to the owners of the site.
- We get to that point in racing that commends horses to us by their winning or at least giving it their best shot.
- With that, I commend it very firmly to the Committee.
- Your Honour, what has just fallen from your Honour is exactly what commended itself to the learned President.
- But on the other hand, what commends us to God is not how good we are, because we just can't be good enough.
- Cynical consultants would expect the Department of Health to suggest such a move, but it is quite astonishing that the BMA should not just suggest but commend this to us and at standard rates of pay.
- I commend this motion to the House as a declaration of support for the McCartney family and their pursuit for justice.
- This reviewer accepts that conclusion and commends the book to readers with three observations.
- I commend the story to your attention, for no reason other than that I think it's funny.
2.1formal (entrust)to commend sb/sth to sb — encomendar(le) algn/algo a algn
- she commended her soul to God — encomendó su alma a Dios
- And like untold hundreds of men and woman have done throughout the Conference's 57-year history, I closed my eyes, commended my soul to God, and accepted the invitation.
- Mr. O'Neal thanked God for the life of the deceased and the service he rendered and commended his soul to God.
- In the case of the dead, we commend them to the mercy of God (as the Pope did) and ask that he judge them mercifully.
- There is something right about commending the body to the care of the earth, letting the earth from which we came work its quiet dissolution.
- At the end of Jesus' life his commended his spirit to God.
- I was so hoping I was on my way out, that I commended my spirit to death and passed out.
- Farewell, Julia Child, I commend you to the place of happy memories for my generation, Rest In Peace.
- We commend Jim to these things, to a God who loves him and welcomes him home, to a God who loves us and welcomes us home.
- I commended my soul to God and said in a quaking voice, ‘Yes.’
- I commend the guidelines to you as a practical tool to assist you in preventing discrimination happening and for dealing with it if it does occur.
2.2formal (in polite formulas)commend me to your family — presente mis respetos a su familia formal
- My dear and well beloved father, I commend me to you, doing you to wit that I have but a little while to go and am like within a short time with the grace of God to be delivered of child.
- Please commend me to my cousin.
- And for this I commend them to their station commander.
- When her Son saw her and his other friends weeping with a tearful voice he commended her to John.
- Let not my disappearance upset you at all, for I am hurrying off to commend you to Christ.