recommendation

noun
rec·​om·​men·​da·​tion | \ ˌre-kə-mən-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce recommendation (audio) , -ˌmen-\

Definition of recommendation

1a : the act of recommending
b : something (such as a procedure) recommended
2 : something that recommends or expresses commendation

Examples of recommendation in a Sentence

My boss wrote me a glowing letter of recommendation. Employees are frequently hired on the recommendation of a friend in the company. The report made very specific recommendations for policy reform. The committee's recommendation to hire a new director has been well received.
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Some partners choose to include sponsored links in the service’s recommendations. Patience Haggin, WSJ, "Taboola Makes Acquisition to Bolster Its Take on Apple News," 4 Mar. 2019 There is no official ideal daily intake of omega-3 — but recommendations for healthy people typically range from 250 mg to 500 mg a day, so eating at least two seafood meals a week will likely cover you. Ellie Krieger, The Seattle Times, "How to fight dry winter skin from the inside out," 5 Feb. 2019 Yearly trips to the ob/gyn are an easy way to stay on track with the recommendations for important stuff like STI tests and cancer screenings. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Exactly How Often You Really Need to See Different Kinds of Doctors," 17 Jan. 2019 And since oats also contain iron (a mineral which helps deliver oxygen to red blood cells) and magnesium (which aids nerve and muscle function), oatmeal is my go-to recommendation for endurance athletes looking to maximize their stamina. Good Housekeeping, "4 Reasons Why Oatmeal Is the Ultimate Breakfast," 15 Oct. 2018 Professor slammed after refusing to write letter of recommendation for student applying to study in Israel. MINDING YOUR BUSINESS Stock futures point higher as tariffs seen less damaging. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Questions surround Kavanaugh's accuser after investigation demands; New hope for nuke-free N. Korea," 19 Sep. 2018 While the cases were proceeding, then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis convened a panel to study the issue and used the group’s recommendations to adopt the current policy, which Mr. Trump has approved. Nancy A. Youssef, WSJ, "Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration to Implement Transgender Restrictions in Military," 22 Jan. 2019 As a result, the inspector general’s recommendations don’t address the causes behind Hawaii’s false alert. Audrey Mcavoy, The Seattle Times, "Hawaii’s false missile alert leads to new recommendations," 26 Nov. 2018 In a formal response to the report, HHS agreed with most of the inspector general’s recommendations for tightening up official travel and requested detail on the $341,000 that investigators said the government should recoup. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, BostonGlobe.com, "Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Tom Price on costly travel," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of recommendation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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recommendation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of recommendation

: the act of saying that someone or something is good and deserves to be chosen
: a suggestion about what should be done
chiefly US : a formal letter that explains why a person is appropriate or qualified for a particular job, school, etc.

recommendation

noun
rec·​om·​men·​da·​tion | \ ˌre-kə-mən-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce recommendation (audio) \

Kids Definition of recommendation

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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