recommendation

[ rek-uh-men-dey-shuh n, -muh n- ]
/ ˌrɛk ə mɛnˈdeɪ ʃən, -mən- /

noun

an act of recommending.
a letter or the like recommending a person or thing.
representation in favor of a person or thing.
anything that serves to recommend a person or thing, or induce acceptance or favor.

Origin of recommendation

1400–50; late Middle English recommendacion < Medieval Latin recommendātiōn- (stem of recommendātiō), equivalent to recommendāt(us) (past participle of recommendāre to recommend; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

pre·rec·om·men·da·tion, noun

Synonym study

1. See advice.
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recommendation

/ (ˌrɛkəmɛnˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of recommending
something that recommends, esp a letter presenting someone as suitable for a job, etc
something that is recommended, such as a course of action
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