- 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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Antonyms for recommend
Related Words for recommendableappropriate, apt, commendable, desirable, expedient, fit, fitting, judicious, politic, prudent, seemly, sensible, sound, suggested, suitable, tactical, well
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Historical Examples of recommendable
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.A Word to Women
Mrs. C. E. Humphry
- (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 for recommend
Word Origin and History for recommendable
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.