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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To protect yourself, the CDC recommends: Clean all minor cuts and injuries that break the skin (like blisters and scrapes) with soap and water. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Alabama man infected with flesh-eating bacteria in Tennessee River, family says," 16 July 2019 Jamie recommends that clients use The Brightening Bar, formulated with Kojic Acid to fight discoloration, with her anti-microbial Exfolibrush to keep skin smooth and blemish free in between treatments. Rachel Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "Is the Butt Facial the Must-Have Beauty Treatment of the Summer?," 16 July 2019 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people stay hydrated and out of the sun. Justice Amick, Indianapolis Star, "Some of Indianapolis' hottest temperatures of the year are coming. It could feel like 110.," 16 July 2019 Rather, Long recommends using plywood or hurricane shutters to protect the home. Fox News, "Hurricane Barry: 3 hurricane myths debunked," 13 July 2019 Weitzman recommends keeping an extra leash on hand if possible. Terry Gardner, latimes.com, "Earthquake preparedness tips — for your pets: How to keep them safe," 13 July 2019 For his part, former vice president Joe Biden, the swiftly sliding Democratic front-runner, recommends — what else? — a tax increase. Deroy Murdock, National Review, "Democratic Presidential Contenders Prescribe Big Government Snake Oil," 11 July 2019 Mr Madnick recommends big firms conduct security audits of supply-chain partners, vendors and takeover targets to sniff out cyber-vulnerabilities. The Economist, "SecurityCompanies must get ready for a riskier world," 11 July 2019 Gans recommends baking and grilling, and a skinless, boneless cut of poultry to keep each serving the healthiest. Jenna Birch, Anchorage Daily News, "From fish to bacon: A ranking of animal protein in order of healthfulness," 10 July 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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The first known use of recommend was in the 14th century

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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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