- to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book.
- to represent or urge as advisable or expedient: to recommend caution.
- to advise, as an alternative; suggest (a choice, course of action, etc.) as appropriate, beneficial, or the like: He recommended the blue-plate special. The doctor recommended special exercises for her.
- to make desirable or attractive: a plan that has very little to recommend it.
- to make a recommendation.
- Informal. a recommendation.
Origin of recommend
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Examples from the Web for recommend
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.Sony Hackers Issue 9/11 Warning
December 16, 2014
Both Rohan and Kalayjian recommend breathing in some fresh air each day.9 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
December 5, 2014
On Tuesday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he may recommend ground forces in the future.
After Dempsey acknowledged that he may recommend some ground forces in the future, the Pentagon issued a rare correction.
The president promised no combat troops to fight ISIS, but his top general says he may recommend them.
Having a partiality for Robert, this was not likely to recommend his enemy in her eyes.Brave and Bold
I recommend to you one of the soberest, yet politest, men in England—'Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Recommend him a day or two in the country, for the good of his health and our happiness.
He thought of his past life; there was not one thing to recommend him to God.
I recommend to you, my dear lady, to give yourself no uneasiness.Tanglewood Tales
- (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to advise as the best course or choice; counselto recommend prudence
- to praise or commendto recommend a new book
- to make attractive or advisablethe trip has little to recommend it
- archaic to entrust (a person or thing) to someone else's care; commend
Word Origin and History for recommend
late 14c., "praise, present as worthy," from Medieval Latin recommendare, from Latin re-, here probably an intensive prefix, or else from a sense now obscure (see re-), + commendare "commit to one's care, commend" (see commend). Meaning "advise as to action, urge (that something be done)" is from 1746. Related: Recommended; recommending.