Simple Definition of recommendation
: the act of saying that someone or something is good and deserves to be chosen
: a suggestion about what should be done
: a formal letter that explains why a person is appropriate or qualified for a particular job, school, etc.
Examples of recommendation in a sentence
My boss wrote me a glowing letter of recommendation.
Employees are frequently hired on the recommendation of a friend in the company.
The report made very specific recommendations for policy reform.
The committee's recommendation to hire a new director has been well received.
First Known Use of recommendation
RECOMMENDATION Defined for Kids
Definition of recommendation for Students
1 : the act of presenting or supporting as worthy or fit <I picked this book on your recommendation.>
2 : a thing or course of action suggested as suitable or appropriate <The doctor's recommendation was to rest.>
3 : something (as a letter) that explains why a person is appropriate or qualified
Learn More about recommendation
Spanish Central: Translation of recommendation Nglish: Translation of recommendation for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of recommendation for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about recommendation
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up recommendation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).