Definition of recommend
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
recommendableplay \-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective
recommendatoryplay \-də-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective
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.
Recent Examples of recommend from the Web
Mindspark will pick up on this pattern of error and recommend specific remedial exercises.
Foreign and U.S. officials said the Russians recommended that a note taker be present in the bare-bones official bilateral meeting.
Wexler’s police training advocacy group wrote guidelines for body camera usage and recommends that officers flip on cameras immediately after being dispatched for a call to service.
A group of Gulf Coast leaders has recommended that Amtrak restore a passenger train route that goes through the Gulf Coast.
However, this is a standard practice that was recommended to the Tribune by top experts in the field.
Bass Hit!’ by Ray Brown a lot and would recommend it.
More than half of Americans don’t get vaccinated against seasonal flu, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the vaccine for everyone over six months old.
When a chain seemed to come loose on a part of the robot that moves up and down, a competition judge recommended a larger part, and another team provided one.
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Origin and Etymology of recommend
Middle English, from Anglo-French recommender, from Medieval Latin recommendare, from Latin re- + commendare to commend
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
RECOMMEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recommend for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of recommend for Students
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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