- To praise highly.
- To express approval of.
Late middle english: from old french commander, from latin commendare, from com- "together" + mandare "commit to another"s charge".
- The teacher commended the student for her hard work.
- The boss commended the employee for her dedication.
- The coach commended the team for their effort.
- The parent commended the child for her behavior.
- The judge commended the lawyer for her professionalism.