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English definition of “commend”

commend

verb [T] uk   /kəˈmend/ us  
to formally praise someone or something: The judge commended her for/on her bravery. For a low-budget film, it has much to commend it (= it deserves praise). It says on the back cover of the book "highly commended".
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