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recommend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of recommend

  1. 1 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <serious gastronomes should recommend their stomachs to the restaurant's chef, giving full rein to his culinary prowess and imagination> Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, give, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestRelated Words confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain

  2. 2 to put forward (something) as one's choice for a wise or proper course of action <I would recommend you look into that option a little more closely because I don't think it will work nearly as well as you think> Synonyms counsel, advise, suggestRelated Words advocate, back, champion, espouse, favor, support; exhort, urge; advance, offer, propose, submit





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