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commend vb. (senses 2, 3, and the sense ‘to praise’ are the most freq.)
1. to deliver, commit, entrust LLL. III. i. 177 “to her white hand see thou do This seal'd-up counsel,” R2 III. iii. 116, H8 V. i. 17, Mac. I. vii. 11, Lr. II. iv. 28, Lucr. 436.
2. to commit to the care or attention of Gent. I. i. 17, Cor. IV. v. 150 “Let me thee first to those” . . .
3. to recommend to kindly remembrance, ‘remember’ Wiv. I. iv. 164 “if thou seest her before me, me” ; refl. Mer.V. III. ii. 233 “Signior Antonio Commends him to you.”
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