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1. To commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit to another's care, confidence, or acceptance, with favoring representations; to put in a favorable light before any one; to bestow commendation on; as, he recommended resting the mind and exercising the body. Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises . . . Have made him precious to posterity. (Dryden)

2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to. A decent boldness ever meets with friends, succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends. (pope)

3. To commit; to give in charge; to commend. Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of god. (acts xv. 40).

Origin: Pref. Re- _ commend: cf. F. Recommander.