recommend

verb
rec·​om·​mend | \ ˌre-kə-ˈmend \
recommended; recommending; recommends

Definition of recommend

transitive verb

1a : to present as worthy of acceptance or trial recommended the medicine
b : to endorse as fit, worthy, or competent recommends her for the position
2 : entrust, commit recommended his soul to God
3 : to make acceptable has other points to recommend it
4 : to suggest an act or course of action recommend that the matter be dropped

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Other Words from recommend

recommendable \ ˌre-​kə-​ˈmen-​də-​bəl \ adjective
recommendatory \ ˌre-​kə-​ˈmen-​də-​ˌtȯr-​ē \ adjective
recommender noun

Examples of recommend in a Sentence

There is much besides fishing to recommend a trip to this sleepy fishing village … — Peter Kaminsky, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2002 … you feel as if you've left the world behind, down below, and that the only way to rejoin it is to let go and plummet straight down. Erice is not the first place I'd recommend to the acrophobic. — Francine Prose, Atlantic, December 2002 Many of the Jobs, and especially those that paid well, had been parcelled out to candidates—mostly white males—whose applications signified that they had been recommended by well-placed political figures. — Andy Logan, New Yorker, 21 Aug. 1989 If he'd bailed out with the rest of his crew—or been evacuated from the area at once as his regimental surgeon had recommended—perhaps he would have recovered fully … — Tom Clancy, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, 1988 A friend recommended this restaurant. I can't decide between the lasagna and the salmon. Which do you recommend? They recommended her for a promotion after only two years. The film is recommended to anyone who liked her earlier movies. It is strongly recommended that you change the oil in your car every 5,000 miles. Take only the recommended dose of cough syrup. You may decide to pursue the matter in court, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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For a more rustic look, Portola recommends the Lime Wash finish. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Textured Wall Finishes," 7 Feb. 2019 It may be done in one or two steps: The standard two-step version of the test starts with a one-hour test that’s recommended for all pregnant people. Korin Miller, SELF, "What You Need to Know About Glucose Testing During Pregnancy," 4 Feb. 2019 Types of Tile Countertops There are many different materials on the market, but the pros recommend natural stone and porcelain for bathroom and kitchen countertops. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Tile Countertops: Pros, Cons, and Everything Else You Should Know," 31 Jan. 2019 For instance, in Berlin, advance tickets are now recommended for the DDR Museum, with displays about life in the former East Germany. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "What’s new in Germany and the Low Countries for 2019," 23 Jan. 2019 When taking out braids and weaves sometimes hair can collect balls of debris (yup, pretty gross); for this, Leatherwood recommends using a softening product like Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker 14 in 1. Lara Adekola, Teen Vogue, "How to Grow Your Natural Hair," 2 Jan. 2019 And not everything Hill recommends for your beauty routine will make a major dent in your wallet — her new makeup brush collection, for example, is arguably quite affordable. Marci Robin, Allure, "Jaclyn Hill Preps Her Skin With a $500 Moisturizer and $200 Primer," 9 Sep. 2018 Mccan recommends keeping the temperature of an unoccupied house above at least 60 degrees, as pipes freezing often occurs when people go on vacation and turn off the heat in the house. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing In This Ridiculously Cold Weather," 24 Jan. 2019 Astarita also recommends finding someone who is realistic about your goals. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About CoolSculpting (and Were Too Afraid to Ask)," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of recommend

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for recommend

Middle English, from Anglo-French recommender, from Medieval Latin recommendare, from Latin re- + commendare to commend

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recommend

verb

English Language Learners Definition of recommend

: to say that (someone or something) is good and deserves to be chosen
: to suggest that someone do (something)
: to make (something or someone) seem attractive or good

recommend

verb
rec·​om·​mend | \ ˌre-kə-ˈmend \
recommended; recommending

Kids Definition of recommend

1 : to present or support as worthy or fit We recommended her for the job. Can you recommend a hotel?
2 : to make a suggestion : advise I recommend that the matter be dropped.
3 : to make acceptable The plan has many points to recommend it.

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