recommend

[ 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.

noun

Informal. a recommendation.

Origin of recommend

1350–1400; Middle English recommenden < Medieval Latin recommendāre, equivalent to Latin re- re- + commendāre to commend

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recommend

/ (ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd) /

verb (tr)

(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

recommendable, adjectiverecommender, noun

Word Origin for recommend

C14: via Medieval Latin from Latin re- + commendāre to commend
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