What does recommend mean?

Definitions for recommend
ˌrɛk əˈmɛndrec·om·mend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recommend, urge, advocateverb

    push for something

    "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

  2. commend, recommendverb

    express a good opinion of

  3. recommendverb

    make attractive or acceptable

    "Honesty recommends any person"

Wiktionary

  1. recommendverb

    To bestow commendation on; to represent favourably; to suggest, endorse or encourage as an appropriate choice.

    The board recommends Philips, given his ample experience in similar positions.

  2. recommendverb

    To make acceptable; to attract favor to.

  3. recommendverb

    To advise, propose, counsel favorably

    The therapist recommends resting the mind and exercising the body.

  4. recommendverb

    To commit, confide to another's care, confidence or acceptance, with favoring representations

    A medieval oblate's parents recommended the boy for life to God and the monastery

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RECOMMENDverb

    Etymology: recommender, Fr. re and commend.

    Mecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises helped to make him popular while alive, and after his death have made him precious to posterity. Dryden.

    A decent boldness ever meets with friends,
    Succeeds, and ev’n a stranger recommends. Alexander Pope.

    They had been recommended to the grace of God. Acts xiv.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recommendverb

    to commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit to another's care, confidence, or acceptance, with favoring representations; to put in a favorable light before any one; to bestow commendation on; as, he recommended resting the mind and exercising the body

  2. Recommendverb

    to make acceptable; to attract favor to

  3. Recommendverb

    to commit; to give in charge; to commend

  4. Etymology: [Pref. re- + commend: cf. F. recommander.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recommend

    rek-o-mend′, v.t. to commend to another: to bestow praise on: to introduce favourably: to give in charge: to commit, as in prayer: to advise.—adj. Recommend′able, that may be recommended: worthy of praise.—n. Recommend′ableness, the quality of being recommendable.—adv. Recommend′ably, so as to deserve recommendation.—n. Recommendā′tion, act of recommending: act of introducing with commendation: repute: letter of recommendation.—adj. Recommend′ātory, that recommends: commendatory.—n. Recommend′er, one who, or that which, recommends.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. recommend

    To commend to the favorable notice of another. Non-commissioned officers of companies are appointed by the colonel upon the recommendation of company commanders. Recommendation of members of a court-martial in favor of the person being tried, is introduced after the finding and sentence are closed and authenticated. The recommendation should distinctly set forth the reasons which prompt it.—Hough.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recommend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2690

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recommend' in Verbs Frequency: #350

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recommend in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recommend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of recommend in a Sentence

  1. Lopez Obrador:

    We're nobody to recommend to other governments what they should do, but in Mexico there's control over the handling of arms. In other countries, it's like buying any merchandise, there's no control.

  2. Catherine Smallwood:

    We do not recommend immunity passports, nor do we recommend testing as a means to prevent transmission across borders.

  3. Tami Skoff:

    According to the CDC recommendations, if unvaccinated persons from more than one household are participating in a visit, then these visits should continue to happen outside and everyone regardless of vaccination status should be physically distanced and wearing well-fitted masks, the example we like to give here is if we have two families visiting with one another. Both families have two fully vaccinated adults and two unvaccinated children. In this example we'd recommend that the visit take place outdoors and everyone wear masks and physically distance.

  4. Catherine Dennig:

    Ask your pet’s vet to recommend anti-anxiety medication or calming treats.

  5. Yuval Steinitz:

    I recommend fighting terrorist and extremist Islam, but I would not declare a boycott of, ostracism against or war on Muslims in general, we in the state of Israel have many Muslim citizens who are loyal.

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