Moreover, he was often weakly in health, as she herself adds; so that exertion was not recommendable for him.
Only patience is recommendable, and always love, and plenty of it, for the young sons and daughters.
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.