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 Because of the successful results, an independent safety monitoring board recommended that the study, which was scheduled to end in 2021, stop early and the investigators share the results. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: California eases Phase 2 reopening rules," 19 May 2020 For example, both the blue-ribbon panel and the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that the FAA should take into account that pilots might not react to emergencies as expected. Alan Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "FAA outlines reforms planned after Boeing 737 Max missteps," 19 May 2020 After a preliminary review last month, Adm. Mike Gilday, the Navy’s top officer, recommended that Crozier be reinstated as ship captain. Time, "U.S. Aircraft Carrier Returning to Sea 2 Months After It Was Sidelined by Coronavirus," 19 May 2020 At least one sign recommended shoppers wear face masks and to avoid busy stores. azcentral, "Arizona reopening: Everyday movement no longer limited as state moves into weekend," 16 May 2020 Four years ago, the Vera Institute of Justice, a national research and policy nonprofit based in New York City, recommended that Oregon close its death row. oregonlive, "Oregon’s death row will be dismantled by summer," 16 May 2020 Executive director Dave Anderson recommended a handful of cost-cutting/revenue generating measures that included ticket price increases and decreases in money schools would receive for tournament travel and hosting WIAA tournament events. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WIAA receives $300,000 in stimulus money, discusses changes to make ends meet," 15 May 2020 The post recommended bars follow the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation guidelines, which include having employees wear face masks and gloves and establishments enforce social distancing when possible. Fox News, "Wisconsin bars flooded with patrons hours after state Supreme Court strikes down coronavirus stay-at-home order," 14 May 2020 In 1985 Elie Wiesel recommended Kuperstein to serve as education director for the as-yet-unopened U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Isaiah Kuperstein, Double 8 owner who died of COVID-19, taught at the US Holocaust museum," 13 May 2020

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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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23 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Recommend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recommend. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for recommend

recommend

verb
How to pronounce recommend (audio)

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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