Synonym of commending

Alternative for commending

commends, commended, commending

Synonym: approve, assign, commit, compliment, praise, trust,

Verb

Present participle for praise formally or officially
applauding complimenting praising extolling eulogising eulogizing cheering clapping congratulating admiring glorifying honoring honouring saluting toasting acclaiming ballyhooing lauding approving emblazoning panegyrizing accrediting boosting building countenancing hailing heaping praise on mentioning sanctioning stroking bigging up paying homage to paying tribute to praising to the skies singing the praises of waxing lyrical about building up crying someone up going into raptures about looking on with favour puffing up speaking highly of giving a posy handing it to hearing it for speaking well of celebrating appreciating exalting magnifying cracking up hymning lionizing raving about recommending making much of expressing admiration for approving of lionising throwing bouquets at recognizing touting aggrandizing blessing endorsing crying up flattering crying something up revering expressing approval of favouring welcoming favoring recognising esteeming resounding bigging something up venerating idolizing giving recognition to carolling caroling acknowledging idolising taking one's hat off to proclaiming commemorating reverencing advocating respecting saying nice things about worshiping worshipping crediting singing encouraging valuing pushing putting on a pedestal looking up to dignifying felicitating rhapsodizing over raving rooting going into raptures over immortalizing paying respects to backing supporting cracking something up cracking someone up distinguishing approbating promoting plugging immortalising thinking well of rooting for regarding highly adulating adoring showing appreciation of vaunting liking ennobling praising enthusiastically memorializing hugging hero-worshipping raving over showing gratitude to gushing about enthusing about enthusing over rhapsodizing about citing gushing over feting signalizing accepting singing paeans to memorialising signalising expressing delight over going on about going wild about canonizing giving it up for espousing waxing lyrical giving a bouquet giving bouquet sounding the praises of apotheosizing championing enshrining urging adopting advising okaying giving the nod to patting on back vouching for taking to wishing joy to taking a shine to receiving gladly pressing for canonising taking a liking to subscribing to holding in high esteem thinking highly of OKing holding in high regard tilting toward campaigning for standing up for lobbying for caring for arguing for bucking for rubber-stamping rejoicing with flashing on expressing admiration of rhapsodizing showing appreciation for paying respects rhapsodising celebritizing singing praises singing praises of taking off hat to publicizing solemnizing belauding giving approval giving kudos mobbing fancying noticing handing it to one solemnising publicising preferring cherishing rewarding making famous bestowing honour on bragging about giving someone a pat on the back deifying making a fuss over making a fuss of showing respect giving a boost to prizing enhancing elevating intensifying setting on a pedestal subliming transfiguring lifting uprearing haloing holding in awe erecting setting on pedestal regarding considering having appreciation for attaching importance to giving ovation expressing respect for augmenting rating highly favoriting giving a hand showing your appreciation hurrahing embracing rolling out the red carpet hurraying giving a big hand giving a standing ovation putting your hands together glamorizing increasing affirming upholding giving a round of applause romanticizing idealizing glamouring up glamourizing adorning lifting up adding dignity to raising expressing approval for holding in respect taking your hat off to adding distinction to heroizing holding in regard holding in esteem taking kindly to adding lustre to putting up hiking idealising glamorising romanticising giving a big cigar wishing happy returns giving regards wishing one well sanctifying dedicating hallowing consecrating ordaining anointing beatifying sacralizing making holy sacrificing offerring benediction offering invoking happiness on making sacred setting apart pronouncing holy absolving invoking happiness sprinkling baptising confirming devoting to God crossing baptizing invoking benefits praying for signing dedicating to God

Verb

Present participle for entrust someone or something to
committing delivering entrusting trusting consigning giving handing over assigning confiding delegating handing intrusting leaving passing recommending reposing transferring transmitting turning over vesting giving over conferring conveying proffering relegating resigning tendering yielding relinquishing placing ceding rendering granting bequeathing passing on signing over surrendering presenting charging bestowing authorizing commissioning abandoning allocating allotting authorising devolving investing giving up making over sending handing down turning in coughing up laying down putting into someone's hands renouncing abdicating giving away referring tasking confining apportioning forking up forking out waiving dispensing leaving with giving custody depositing with giving custody of endowing lodging giving free rein deputing laying shunting handing on throwing tossing appointing chucking remitting entrusting to giving to investing in belonging pertaining conferring on granting to furnishing settling bestowing on putting parceling out sending on errand sending on mission parcelling out holding responsible for bunging exchanging reaching commanding lending patronizing aiding patronising advancing letting loaning storing issuing casting circulating dispatching forwarding letting someone have sending on letting have letting out allowing to look after making trustee letting go of rendering up putting in charge of putting into hands of putting into the hands of putting in the hands of parting with dishing out laying out paying shelling out dropping ponying up anteing up forgoing providing sacrificing disbursing submitting paying out paying up delivering up handing out conceding forking over distributing coming across with spending expending signing away offering supplying forsaking donating doling out giving in coming up with dealing out chipping in abjuring abnegating forfeiting contributing producing alienating meting out quitting deeding giving out aliening laying aside kicking in losing stepping down from stepping aside from turning down forswearing feeding disclaiming handing in prorating portioning rejecting making with stumping up awarding putting aside allowing spurning refusing doing without capitulating outlaying vouchsafing folding giving way letting go opting out casting off backing down administering bailing out throwing in the sponge throwing in the towel deferring sharing quitclaiming demitting settling up forbearing depositing footing the bill passing out setting aside passing round dispensing with handing round communicating directing pitching in coming across designating according gifting repudiating pulling out footing bowing succumbing withdrawing shedding discarding dumping setting down deserting abalienating staking budging relenting defraying the cost of devoting disowning imparting conceding defeat caving in knuckling under appropriating foregoing vacating fulfilling putting up shifting reassigning disposing of plunking down sending out casting aside admitting defeat withgoing going without divvying disgorging paying with sharing out paying for reneging yielding up dividing meting disseminating giving back passing up saying goodbye to bagging it turning over to putting in extending volunteering releasing giving over to finding diverting clubbing together redirecting denying declining letting fall finishing with putting down freeing channeling channelling unloading giving into the custody of giving into the care of vesting in giving into the charge of disinheriting withdrawing from turning one's back on shirking avoiding moving leaving to employing destining promising ordaining engaging making a contribution making a donation induing blessing pledging favouring favoring enduing sacrificing something betraying kissing goodbye to eschewing sparing prostituting kissing goodbye leaving behind signing off separating oneself from standing down from washing hands of divorcing oneself from changing splurging blowing upping splashing out squandering paying down springing anteing getting rid of foisting fobbing off decentralizing passing down handing to offloading escalating palming off decentralising passing to handballing stepping down selling out leaving high and dry leaving in the lurch leaving holding the bag retiring having a whip-round lotting measuring partitioning giving with dividing out setting returning offering back fronting up springing for devising attorning demising losing out on showing pinning giving oneself over laying down arms raising the white flag giving up the struggle suffering defeat crying quits resigning yourself laying down your arms calling it quits buckling accepting defeat breaking coming to terms falling victim showing the white flag indulging folding up terminating exhibiting staying holding up neglecting removing shelving postponing disregarding tabling reserving refraining from suspending putting off proroguing delaying holding off displaying providing use of levelling leveling allowing use of applying broadcasting blinking exposing extracting dishing up spooning inflicting serving ladling serving up scooping spreading repeating carrying out implementing bearing carrying through delivering the goods living up to achieving having discharging making good on acquiescing letting off dropping off unveiling burdening ascribing instating saddling targetting targeting aiming declaring dealing parceling lotting out rationing out slicing cutting in breaking up parcelling divvying up piecing up carving up splitting slicing up dividing up dispersing portioning out cutting rationing admeasuring measuring out leaving off chickening out despairing crying uncle ceasing buckling under cutting out complying desisting stopping bowing out collapsing sending forth carrying made known relaying streaming retailing retweeting publishing remising ditching bringing forward putting forward bringing out rolling out bringing to light drawing out dropping out swearing off standing down letting pass cutting loose taking the oath dropping like hot potato letting go by taking the pledge quitting cold turkey

Verb

Present participle for to present as suitable for approval or acceptance
recommending approving suggesting advocating endorsing advancing proposing backing championing plugging pushing supporting putting forward speaking for standing up for vouching for putting in a good word for promoting favouring favoring prescribing espousing touting urging advising encouraging sanctioning subscribing to furthering arguing for stumping for approving of counseling counselling upholding boosting countenancing nominating extolling indorsing pressing for seconding rooting for lobbying for campaigning for going with beating the drum for going on record for standing by giving a boost to admonishing enjoining bidding forwarding moving exhorting prompting commanding adjuring opining charging pushing for formally supporting agreeing with voting for giving moral support advocating for backing up going along with giving moral support to standing behind throwing your weight behind calling for offering recommendation speaking favorably of speaking in favor of offering propositioning tabling posing proffering tipping presenting submitting mentioning praising exalting bigging up offering a suggestion bigging something up putting up tipping off looking with favour on speaking well of speaking highly of fronting for speaking favourably of holding up putting in a good word giving a tip thinking highly of justifying defending patronizing blessing patronising bolstering sponsoring vindicating plunking for siding with pleading for plumping for going to bat for going for building up holding with running interference for campaigning on behalf of saying so bracing up spreading around giving a lift holding a brief for getting on bandwagon riding shotgun giving a leg up

Verb

Present participle for to recognize something as valuable
appreciating valuing respecting prizing cherishing treasuring admiring considering esteeming loving regarding hailing lauding applauding extolling praising holding in esteem holding in high regard rating highly thinking highly of thinking much of having a high opinion of setting store by setting great store by regarding highly valuing highly rating holding dear apprizing counting enshrining guarding appreciating greatly venerating revering attaching great importance to adulating placing a high value on setting a high value on worshipping worshiping honoring honouring looking up to idolizing favouring favoring reverencing paying homage to putting on a pedestal holding in high esteem embracing lionizing approving of liking adoring holding in the highest regard hero-worshipping thinking the world of extolling the virtues of holding in awe lionising marveling at attaching importance to thinking a lot of hallowing holding in respect having a high regard for relishing wondering at idolising deifying glorifying exalting apotheosizing magnifying praying to sanctifying holding sacred canonizing bowing down to singing praises to offering prayers to canonising aggrandizing acclaiming recognizing enjoying thinking of deferring to recognising apprising approving holding in regard paying tribute to paying homage standing in awe of celebrating bowing down before doting on taking off your hat to immortalizing elevating holding high enthroning idealizing divinizing immortalising beatifying consecrating idealising

Verb

Present participle for to champion or endorse a cause
encouraging championing endorsing advocating backing supporting favoring sanctioning favouring espousing upholding countenancing sustaining seconding indorsing patronising patronizing embracing touting affirming inviting siding with backing up arguing for subscribing to rooting for campaigning for speaking for getting behind agitating for working for going for lending support to pulling for tolerating enduring approving hacking brooking stomaching allowing bearing permitting swallowing condoning helping abiding holding with admitting of meeting sticking accepting going approbating tholing wearing standing biding pocketing absorbing handling taking standing for abetting going along with approving of aiding consenting to agreeing to sticking out confirming coping applauding taking kindly to sweating out putting up with smiling on stomaching something living with bearing with nodding at giving the green light to signing off on giving the okay to sitting still for giving green light giving stamp of approval putting John Hancock on giving the nod giving the thumbs up to grinning and bear it suffering authorizing submitting to authorising undergoing withstanding warranting ratifying admitting licensing weathering okaying licencing OKing validating coping with accrediting going through acquiescing consenting acceding to facing experiencing braving abiding by certifying indulging giving the go-ahead clearing agreeing with empowering passing assenting to having rubber-stamping granting giving the go-ahead to formalizing entitling finalizing homologating acceding enabling blessing formalising finalising encountering giving the green light letting signing hearing of resisting conceding humouring humoring commissioning boosting sitting through giving permission giving the OK to recognizing liking assenting promoting receiving acknowledging recognising legalizing agreeing legalising greenlighting acquiescing in buying sticking with waiting out chartering dealing with giving permission to toughing out meeting with living through green-lighting giving something the nod riding out standing up to saying the word bearing the brunt of giving leave authenticating confronting legitimating assisting defying legitimizing surviving sealing qualifying sweating legitimatizing seeing causing seeing through defending winking at maintaining yielding to legitimising hanging in sitting tight backstopping sanctifying blinking at concurring granting the right to staying the course giving assent to hanging in there sitting and taking it facing up to resigning oneself to propping up acquiescing to shaking on letting pass saying yes coming up against sticking by sticking up for taking patiently saying yes to giving one's blessing to giving the thumbs up subjecting oneself to taking on grinning and bear conceiving considering managing persevering persisting feeling reconciling mandating assuming shouldering giving support to recommending delegating giving permission for giving leave for giving one's word reconciling oneself resigning oneself granting permission to allowing to engaging in permitting to biting the bullet vouching for lending your name to bowing to giving consent to conceding to giving one's seal of approval to giving approval to giving the OK carrying coming to grips with submitting oneself to keeping up with sticking it out digesting ignoring falling for deferring lumping it giving your consent to concurring with giving something the go-ahead giving something the green light giving something the thumbs up giving your blessing to standing firm against holding out against sitting out seeing out toughing out it allowing for investing giving power to giving authority to vesting conferring a right to seeing through to the bitter end verifying vindicating hearing taking up pushing for buying into stumping for giving go-ahead rubber stamping making valid making law concurring in lapping up hanging tough gaining adopting accommodating entertaining welcoming stringing along eating obeying subscribing believing in yessing cosigning dittoing coming round undersigning justifying bearing up under passing through standing by holding up one's end holding to coming to the defence of living out giving someone leave giving someone authorization making the best of becoming reconciled to becoming accustomed to becoming resigned to getting used to reconciling oneself to learning to live with turning a blind eye to franchising privileging granting someone the right leaving facilitating decriminalizing binding giving your blessing giving carte blanche making establishing regularizing normalizing regulating laundering making legal constituting legislating enacting formulating codifying decreeing ordaining giving leave to decriminalising normalising regularising pronouncing lawful giving standing behind furthering cleaning up allying plunking for plumping for grubstaking voting for giving the O.K. giving okay freeing up succouring giving a boost giving a leg up throwing one's weight behind taking up the cudgels for going to bat for allying oneself with standing up for giving a lift saying the magic word daring tackling giving the stamp of approval to urging inciting forwarding prompting expediting engaging collaborating with working with fostering cooperating with pushing lending a hand colluding with conniving with spurring fighting participating in prodding putting up to conniving setting on succoring giving a push to goading conniving at egging on battling courting crossing bearding risking challenging eyeballing opposing affronting accosting brazening venturing playing breasting outbraving outfacing making a stand bracing for flying in face of meeting head-on squaring off contending with playing against going up against grappling with taking the bull by the horns

Verb

Present participle for to praise or compliment, typically excessively or insincerely
flattering complimenting praising blarneying cajoling humouring soft-soaping sweet-talking flanneling flannelling admiring puffing blandishing courting adulating belauding buttering up fawning hero-worshipping honeying massaging overpraising stroking wheedling expressing admiration for fawning on inveigling lauding pandering to panegyrizing paying tribute to beslavering bootlicking brownnosing charming conning crawling to creeping to glorifying grovelling groveling humoring jollying making much of oiling paying blandishments to paying court to playing up to salving selling snowing softening sucking up to toadying waxing lyrical about laying it on thick saying nice things about building up catering to complimenting excessively falling all over sweetening up working on working over getting next to spreading it on laying it on with a trowel rubbing the right way patting babying fussing over cosseting mollycoddling indulging petting spoiling pampering making a fuss of coaxing persuading brown-nosing fawning over revering palavering worshipping worshiping gushing over elevating smooth-talking soaping prevailing on talking into getting round ingratiating oneself with making up to kissing feet putting on a pedestal slavering puffing up buttering up to sweet talking overdoing it softening up adoring fawning upon roosing stroking one's ego exalting soothing venerating kowtowing to toadying to abasing oneself to keeping someone sweet currying favour curry favoring with demeaning oneself to sucking up truckling to bowing and scrape to rubbing up the right way dancing attendance on curry favouring with curry favoring getting on the right side of prostrating oneself to grovelling to lionizing raving over lionising manoeuvring beguiling seducing luring enticing tempting wooing entrapping influencing tantalizing deceiving urging pushing deluding inducing maneuvering misleading duping crowding bantering decoying arguing into tantalising handing a line getting around

Verb

Present participle for to advertise or create publicity for
plugging promoting advertising publicising publicizing hyping advertizing pushing puffing touting boosting pitching ballyhooing endorsing selling mentioning namechecking spinning talking up hyping up giving publicity to building up beating the drum for writing up banging the drum for drawing attention to giving a mention to recommending putting in a good word for speaking well of merchandising praising overpraising building crying bigging up cracking up blowing up giving a puff to marketing puffing up flaunting flogging advancing giving a plug to calling attention to flashing promulgating broadcasting showing declaring revealing exhibiting exposing trumpeting flacking displaying huckstering presenting sponsoring made known drumming making public peddling publishing proclaiming billing spruiking heralding announcing annunciating informing notifying apprising enunciating posting aggrandizing disclosing releasing communicating circularizing divulging circularising spieling popularizing bringing to public notice soft selling advocating blazoning encouraging blazing trailing placarding advising trailering sounding blaring popularising propagandizing spotlighting spotting blurbing alerting uncovering acquainting splashing unmasking packaging propagandising shouting from the rooftops giving notice of making a pitch beating the drum spreading around talking something up running with getting on soapbox for putting on the map shouting out putting across spreading abroad giving out shifting turning over upselling pumping up gazetting putting up in lights playing up parading boasting spreading about flourishing persuading people to buy showboating bragging talking of speaking of swaggering swanking unveiling crowing brandishing vaunting gloating grandstanding airing putting before the public showcasing featuring showing off furthering espousing proselytizing persuading proselytising hustling convincing someone of the merits of persuading someone to accept winning someone over to winning approval for sweet talking bringing someone round to talking someone into speaking for gaining acceptance for soft-soaping getting support for getting acceptance for getting across championing backing supplying trafficking in campaigning for dealing in getting behind crying up

Verb

Present participle for to make (something) more precious or valuable

Adjective

Full of praise and compliments
flattering complimentary fawning ingratiating sugary admiring applauding appreciative favorable favourable honeyed honey-tongued obsequious praising blarneying cajoling flannelling silver-tongued sycophantic bootlicking crawling creeping fulsome gratifying oily oleaginous servile soft-soaping sweet-talking unctuous adulatory encomiastic encomiastical laudatory smarmy smooth toadyish commendatory positive approving friendly good sympathetic approbatory acclamatory enthusiastic agreeable kind well-disposed sugarcoated persuasive pleasing sweet respectful sweet-sounding appreciating acclaiming rapturous congratulatory esteeming panegyrical eulogistic amicable inclined predisposed well-intentioned recommendatory understanding welcoming in favor of okay reassuring praiseful benevolent supportive assenting benign approbative affirmative encouraging glowing rave toadying deferential grovelling slimy groveling humble sucky slick soapy saccharine cringing greasy subservient Uriah Heepish gushing suave soft charming serving silken brown-nosing glib smooth-tongued smooth-talking disarming slavish abject insincere submissive creepy gushy insinuating saponaceous plausible kowtowing mealy-mouthed insinuative truckling arse-licking compliant ass-kissing prostrate buttery smug ingratiatory arse-kissing cloying nauseating sickening wheedling slippery suckholing hypocritical hagiographical hagiographic timeserving brownnosing sniveling parasitic spineless effusive insinuatory suggestive parasitical apple-polishing bowing and scraping snivelling smooth-spoken eloquent self-effacing winsome winning endearing supple coaxing bland reptilian sycophantish menial subordinate complacent crouching reverential enslaved subject stipendiary sneaking beggarly compliable obeisant credible all over someone sycophant scraping bowing cowering silky fast-talking convincing hard to resist fluent articulate grandiloquent oratorical well-spoken urbane phoney creamy pinguid phony self-abasing forelock-tugging

Adjective

Useful or functional for a particular purpose
good effective helpful advantageous beneficial constructive productive profitable suitable acceptable appropriate convenient decent desirable favourable favorable fitting fruitful healthy proper respectable satisfying usable utilisable utilizable approving brave comestible common consumable edible fit fit for human consumption fit to be eaten meet right safe to eat versatile all right ample apt auspicious becoming benefic benignant commendatory conformable congruous favouring favoring healthful hygienic needed opportune propitious protean salubrious salutary seemly serviceable tolerable toward unobjectionable wholesome useful applicable felicitous happy befitting expedient timely fitted fortunate lucky relevant beneficent pertinent kindly apposite friendly seasonable providential just benign suited valuable worthwhile pretty apropos correct germane well-timed functional practical ideal rightful promising adequate encouraging of use satisfactory heaven-sent fair well timed rewarding to the point fortuitous gainful qualified handy worthy comme il faut due golden conducive win-win ripe in keeping welcome perfect lucrative deserved of service equitable economic successful moneymaking nice decorous employable valid benevolent ready significant requisite to the purpose paying remunerative pat of benefit material related condign useable capable practicable reasonable well-suited exploitable fat juicy money-spinning adapted feasible operative available going sufficient pleasing tailor-made kosher right on on the nose on the button justified charitable informative well-chosen able flukey fluky connected prosperous bright efficacious thriving serendipitous generous prepared profit-making pleasant behooveful deserving equipped powerful furthersome conforming workable accessible compatible correspondent well-paying merited commodious telling running current just right sweet equal competent operable appurtenant preferable of assistance enough ad rem financially rewarding well paid expendable unused wieldy exhaustible adaptable utile open instrumental subservient spot on good enough made to order legit excellent cut out for in the black at hand at disposal in order healing hopeful timeous fairy-tale well disposed harmonious sensible blessed moderate warm clement conformed reconciled accommodated agreeable accommodating commercial illuminating enriching cheering pleasureful flattering gratifying pleasurable reassuring workaday good for one belonging judicious for-profit renumerative inspired comfortable good for you merciful dexter smiling ordinary utilitarian everyday neat choice well suited matched working just what was ordered that's the ticket obligatory warranted gentle casual incidental enviable accidental well chosen well spent done utility cut out strategic joyous well put well expressed convincing high-income right and proper bounden effectual comely best of value operational disposable functioning potent behooving beseeming relative linked applicatory associable congruent correlated consistent salient money-making well-paid great well judged full of promise applied ultrapractical applicative actionable contributive user friendly fit for purpose up to standard swell in character up to snuff advisable righteous right up someone's street in keeping with politic okay copacetic presentable altruistic to your advantage for the best humanitarian in one's interests kind bankable cost-effective high-paying facilitative apropos of on target having direct bearing on having to do with viable optimal just the thing big-hearted booming flourishing fatness in running order up and running at your disposal operating ready for use available for use fit for use in working order invaluable just what the doctor ordered the very thing just what one needs wonderful just the job active efficient what the doctor ordered according to Hoyle set disposed cost effective of help forceful decisive determinative conclusive sound forcible crying out meaningful meritorious -worthy instructive paid rich lush substantial fructuous going concern paid off very productive dominant superior commanding important favoured dominating privileged preferred favored fine more desirable most desirable

Antonym of commending

commending Idiom, Proverb

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