recommend

verb
rec·​om·​mend | \ ˌre-kə-ˈmend How to pronounce recommend (audio) \
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 How to pronounce recommend (audio) \ adjective
recommendatory \ ˌre-​kə-​ˈmen-​də-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce recommend (audio) \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web In 1994 a jury in Shelby County voted to recommend that Clemons be executed for the murder. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 7 June 2021 The city’s Board of Health voted to recommend that the city lift its mask mandate. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 The commission voted unanimously not to recommend the proposal in September 2020. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, 27 May 2021 The police policy committee -- made up of officers, supervisors and others with ties to law enforcement from across the state -- voted unanimously to recommend the lifetime revocations for dishonesty and discriminatory behavior. oregonlive, 21 May 2021 In better news, a CDC advisory panel voted to recommend the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to 12-15 year olds, which comes after the FDA expanded the vaccine’s EUA to this age group on Monday. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 12 May 2021 An independent panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the Pfizer vaccine for use in children ages 12 to 15. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 12 May 2021 The Planning Commission ultimately voted to recommend the project to the council, with only Stein dissenting. Emma Talley, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 May 2021 The pause was lifted after the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the body within the CDC charged with making recommendations on vaccines, voted to recommend its resumption. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 30 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of recommend was in the 14th century

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9 Jun 2021

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“Recommend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recommend. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for recommend

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 How to pronounce recommend (audio) \
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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