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 recommendable (audio) \ adjective
recommendatory \ ˌre-​kə-​ˈmen-​də-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce recommendatory (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

Attorneys said the agency refused to make exceptions for two tenants whose cats and dog were recommended by doctors to cope with depression and anxiety. Kathleen Foody, The Denver Post, "Colorado lawsuit over companion animals settles for $1M," 4 June 2019 Researchers concluded that cutting back on white meat in addition to red meat is recommended for lowering cholesterol. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "White meat raises cholesterol levels just like red meat, study says," 4 June 2019 Find out what our editors recommend watching below: 06 This Oscar-winning animated film based on the iconic Spiderman film series is coming to Netflix. Joi-marie Mckenzie, Essence, "6 Must-Binge Titles Coming To Netflix In June," 4 June 2019 Out of roughly 16,000 restaurants recommended by the Michelin Guide, only 14 percent have been given stars. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Michelin releases 2019 California guide: Angler and Sorrel get stars, Saison loses a star," 3 June 2019 That fee was recommended by ISU's Student Government Association after a favorable student referendum. Chicago Tribune, Post-Tribune, "State briefs," 3 June 2019 The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Netflix and Walt Disney. Stephen Lovely, USA TODAY, "Hulu will belong to Disney. Here's what that means," 3 June 2019 Ahead, find 11 sunscreens recommended by experts and editors that will leave your skin smooth, soft, and most importantly, safe from the sun. Allure, "The 11 Best Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin," 1 June 2019 Retinol is a concentrated derivative of vitamin A, and is recommended by dermatologists and aestheticians as great for acne-prone skin and preventing signs of anti-aging. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "I Tried Meghan Markle’s Favorite Beauty Products—Here’s What’s Worth Your Money," 24 May 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 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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