recommended; recommending; recommends
Essential Meaning of recommend
1 : to say that (someone or something) is good and deserves to be chosen A friend recommended this restaurant. I can't decide between the lasagna and the salmon. Which do you recommend? See More ExamplesThey recommended her for a promotion after only two years. The film is recommended to anyone who liked her earlier movies.
2 : to suggest that someone do (something) It is strongly recommended that you change the oil in your car every 5,000 miles. Take only the recommended dose of cough syrup. See More ExamplesI recommend [=suggest] getting to the theater an hour early to be sure you get tickets. = I recommend that you get to the theater an hour early. You may decide to pursue the matter in court, but I wouldn't recommend it.
3 : to make (something or someone) seem attractive or good As a vacation destination, the area has much to recommend it. [=there are many things that make it a good vacation destination] He has little/nothing to recommend him as a political candidate. [=he has little/nothing that suggests he would be an attractive or successful candidate]
Full Definition of recommend
1a : to present as worthy of acceptance or trial recommended the medicine
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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