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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Tagert recommended Jones play for the Black Sox, a traveling team, to continue to gain experience. Michael Osipoff, Post-Tribune, "'I just have to keep building': Raymond Jones recovers from 'freak' injury, returns to form with RailCats," 15 June 2019 The county’s Republican party recommended the three candidates to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s office, which has interviewed each of them, the sources said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Three candidates in running to replace Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Pamela Barker, sources say," 14 June 2019 As parking often fills up by 4 p.m. at the lake, parking at the high school is recommended. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Mighty Untouchables kick off Poway summer concert series June 23," 12 June 2019 Assistant District Attorney Hanna Kolberg said the prosecution will recommend prison time but leave the sentence up to the judge. Sydney Czyzon, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee man abruptly pleads guilty to killing 13-year-old Sandra Parks after hearing witness testimony," 11 June 2019 Dairy, organic, full-fat is recommended for keto diets; carbs need to be accounted for in daily total. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the high-fat, low-carb keto diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 11 June 2019 Family Handyman recommends cleaning your air conditioner at the beginning of summer and checking it periodically to make sure the coils and fins stay clear. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Costly Air Conditioner Mistakes You’re Probably Making," 11 June 2019 Woodland District 50 reached out to the Department of Natural Resources to inquire about the ducks last week, which recommended contacting Lake County, Waller Gordon said. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "After social media debate, family of ducks led from Gurnee-area school courtyard to wooded area," 10 June 2019 Again, the guidelines recommend neither of those, Chou said. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Did the crackdown on opioid prescriptions go too far? Here's why doctors are reconsidering," 10 June 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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