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    Hello,

    could you please tell me the meaning of the word "commend" in the following sentence:

    You are to be commended on your nomination.

    Does it mean recommend or praize? But I think that it would be used with a different preposition - "commended for" or "commended to".

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: commended on

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hello,

    could you please tell me the meaning of the word "commend" in the following sentence:

    You are to be commended on your nomination.

    Does it mean recommend or praize? But I think that it would be used with a different preposition - "commended for" or "commended to".

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    "Commended on" is correct there. It means "commended" because of your nomination.


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    Re: commended on

    Thank you. And does "commended" mean "praized" here?

    Hanka

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    Re: commended on

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Thank you. And does "commended" mean "praized" here?

    Hanka
    Yes, "praised".

    BTW, one can be commended (praised) for one's effort, success, etc.

    One is commended (recommended/entrusted) to someone.

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