recommendation

noun rec·om·men·da·tion \ ˌre-kə-mən-ˈdā-shən , -ˌmen- \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018
1 a : the act of recommending
b : something (such as a procedure) recommended
2 : something that recommends or expresses commendation

Examples of recommendation in a Sentence

  1. My boss wrote me a glowing letter of recommendation.

  2. Employees are frequently hired on the recommendation of a friend in the company.

  3. The report made very specific recommendations for policy reform.

  4. The committee's recommendation to hire a new director has been well received.

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First Known Use of recommendation

15th century

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in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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RECOMMENDATION Defined for English Language Learners

recommendation

  • : the act of saying that someone or something is good and deserves to be chosen

  • : a suggestion about what should be done

  • : a formal letter that explains why a person is appropriate or qualified for a particular job, school, etc.


RECOMMENDATION Defined for Kids

recommendation

noun rec·om·men·da·tion \ ˌre-kə-mən-ˈdā-shən \
1 : the act of presenting or supporting as worthy or fit I picked this book on your recommendation.
2 : a thing or course of action suggested as suitable or appropriate
  • The doctor's recommendation was to rest.
3 : something (as a letter) that explains why a person is appropriate or qualified


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