Synonyms of commend in English:

commend


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verb

1‘we should commend him for his remarkable altruism’

SYNONYMS
praise, compliment, congratulate, applaud, clap, cheer, toast, salute, admire, honour, glorify, extol, eulogize, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, go into raptures about, wax lyrical about, speak highly of, look on with favour, pay homage to, pay tribute to, take one's hat off to, pat on the back
British informal big someone up
North American informal ballyhoo
dated cry someone up
archaic emblazon
rare laud, panegyrize
ANTONYMS

criticize

2‘she's very hard-working—I commend her to you without reservation’

SYNONYMS
recommend, suggest, put forward, propose, advance
approve, endorse, advocate, vouch for, speak for, stand up for, champion, support, back
informal plug, push

3‘I commend my students to your care’

SYNONYMS
entrust, trust, deliver, commit, hand over, give, give over, turn over, consign, assign