What does the word commend mean?

Usage examples for commend

  1. We, therefore, have pinned our hopes upon it, and commend to the responsible authorities the reflections which may be derived from the fact that our chief and most efficient means of defence, lie in such a weapon. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  2. If you think slavery is sinful, all you have to do is to set your slaves at liberty, do all you can to protect them, and in humble faith and fervent prayer, commend them to your common Father. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. It is surprising that in these days of travel more do not go just to see that sight, even if they never put foot on shore; though I would not commend the omission. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan