Commend vs. Comment

Commend = compliment, congratulate ; praise formally or honour officially.

  • We should commend her for her commitment and compassion towards the under-privileged and down-trodden.
  • Securing the first rank is a commendable achievement in his academic pursuits.
  • The fishermen from Thiruvanathapuram received letters of commendation from the authorities for their brave and selfless services rendered during the floods in Kerala.

Comment = remark, observation ,opinion, criticism etc.

  • The auditor signed his Report with some comments on the overall performance of the company.
  • The DEO commented that the teachers should devote a little more time for self-study in order to make teaching more effective.
  • The inspectors commented on the quality of the food served in primary schools at the cost of the public exchequer.

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