- 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 well-recommended
The establishment was approved, well-recommended: let it do its work unaided, unhindered.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
"Since early zis morning, Monsieur," rejoined the well-recommended one rather despondently.
On my list were a number of well-recommended pensions, and I chose, naturally, the nearest at hand.An American Girl in Munich
Mabel W. Daniels
In the mean while he looks out for some sound, well-recommended cotton-house.
- highly praised or commendeda popular and well-recommended book
- (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 well-recommended
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.