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.
- rec·om·mend·a·ble, adjective
- rec·om·mend·er, noun
- pre·rec·om·mend, verb (used with object)
- un·rec·om·mend·a·ble, adjective
- un·rec·om·mend·ed, adjective
- well-rec·om·mend·ed, adjective
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How to use recommend in a sentence
Federal agencies remain vulnerable to supply chain attacks until they implement all the recommend changes, the GAO said.U.S. watchdog blasts agencies for failing to implement key tech security safeguards | Verne Kopytoff | December 16, 2020 | Fortune
“I would recommend ginger tea first thing in the morning as a great way to ward off an upset stomach,” says White.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
Both Rohan and Kalayjian recommend breathing in some fresh air each day.
On Tuesday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he may recommend ground forces in the future.Can Obama Keep His Generals in Check in the War Against ISIS? | Eli Lake, Josh Rogin | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After Dempsey acknowledged that he may recommend some ground forces in the future, the Pentagon issued a rare correction.Can Obama Keep His Generals in Check in the War Against ISIS? | Eli Lake, Josh Rogin | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To my friends ever since I have not failed to recommend the passage of the Butterley tunnel as a desirable pleasure excursion.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Oh, certainly Monsieur would take these, and anything else which Madame could conscientiously recommend.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
I would strongly recommend those who have children with them to take a goat as well.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
We recommend the subject for meditation to the profoundest metaphysicians.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
I recommend you to read this book; when one wants to read fiction it is best to begin with such an author as Dickens.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for recommend
(may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to advise as the best course or choice; counsel: to recommend prudence
to praise or commend: to recommend a new book
to make attractive or advisable: the trip has little to recommend it
archaic to entrust (a person or thing) to someone else's care; commend
- recommendable, adjective
- recommender, noun
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