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 Software from Gong, a competitor to Chorus that raised $200 million in funding in August, can recommend the best moment to start a slideshow presentation during a video call. Will Knight, Wired, "Sales Calls Have Gone Virtual, and AI Is Listening In," 9 Oct. 2020 Your colorist may also recommend coming in for more toner or glosses during the course of your transition. Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, "5 Things to Know Before You Transition Your Dyed Hair to Natural Gray," 8 Oct. 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines recommend quarantining for 14 days after coming into contact with someone who has Covid-19, even in the event of a negative test result. NBC news, "Trump joins club of world leaders diagnosed with the coronavirus," 2 Oct. 2020 So, what horror movie does the author recommend EW readers check out this Halloween? Clark Collis, EW.com, "Joe Hill recommends you chill your bones with the horror movie Host this Halloween," 2 Oct. 2020 Both the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization recommend asymptomatic people isolate for 10 days after testing positive. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19," 24 Sep. 2020 The iMASC is intended for health care workers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not currently recommend that the general public wear N95 masks. Hannah Thomasy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Covid-19 Has Designers Reimagining Personal Protective Equipment," 15 Sep. 2020 The iMASC is intended for health care workers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not currently recommend that the general public wear N95 masks. Popular Science, "How well do fancy mask designs actually protect against COVID-19?," 11 Sep. 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend people maintain a distance of at least six feet to minimize the risk of transmitting coronavirus. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Gives Second-Longest Acceptance Speech: Convention Update," 28 Aug. 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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Last Updated

18 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Recommend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recommend. Accessed 29 Oct. 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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