- 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 recommended
Cairo should have listened to Amal Clooney last year when she recommended judicial reforms.Amal Clooney vs. Egypt’s Courts
January 4, 2015
His most recommended plant was tree ivy—its juices sprayed up the nostrils.History's Craziest Hangover Cures
December 30, 2014
The same test was also recommended by my new primary-care doctor, another “in-network” provider.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
Among the efforts they recommended: a $10 million outreach effort to minority communities.Rand Paul, Chris Christie Laid Out Plans for Black Voters at Penthouse Forum
October 17, 2014
He recommended that the princess remain a formal suspect in the case.Will Scandal Sink the Spanish Royal Family?
August 18, 2014
You are recommended, Miss, to the practice of your private devotions.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
This method, however, is not to be recommended, because it is not economical.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The authorities here have recommended him for promotion to the rank of Major.Ridgeway
It is most seldom that a person feels so mixed like that; and it is not to be recommended, either.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Candour and sincerity may be recommended from this example, as the best policy.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
- (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 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.