commend-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: give praise

I want to commend the New York Attorney General's office for its
ground-breaking settlements.
I commend the Greek cypriots.
The publisher commended the author on his good works.
The First Lady commended the president for his veto.

VerbNet: judgement-33.1-1
FrameNet: Judgment_communication
PropBank: commend.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: charge for the care of

I commend my children to you.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3