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com·mend

commend

 
 
pronunciation:
k mend
part of speech: verb
inflections: commends, commending, commended
definition: to speak of with praise for some act or service.
He commended him for helping other students.
synonyms:
congratulate, praise
antonyms:
admonish, criticize
similar words:
acclaim, applaud, promote
derivations: commendable (adj.), commendably (adv.)