[ rek-uh-mend ]
/ ˌrɛk əˈmɛnd /
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
to make a recommendation.
Informal. a recommendation.
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Origin of recommend
OTHER WORDS FROM recommend
rec·om·mend·a·ble, adjectiverec·om·mend·er, nounpre·rec·om·mend, verb (used with object)un·rec·om·mend·a·ble, adjective
un·rec·om·mend·ed, adjectivewell-rec·om·mend·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for recommend
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
Moreover, he was often weakly in health, as she herself adds; so that exertion was not recommendable for him.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for recommend
/ (ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd) /
(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
Derived forms of recommendrecommendable, adjectiverecommender, noun
Word Origin for recommend
C14: via Medieval Latin from Latin re- + commendāre to commend
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