Definitions for recommend
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word recommend.
recommend, urge, advocateverb
push for something
"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
express a good opinion of
make attractive or acceptable
"Honesty recommends any person"
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.
To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
To advise, propose, counsel favorably
The therapist recommends resting the mind and exercising the body.
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
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.
To recommend means to suggest that something would be beneficial or suitable for a specific purpose or situation. It involves giving advice or proposing an action based on one's personal opinion or professional expertise. Recommendations can be made for various things such as books, restaurants, products, services, strategies, or courses of action.
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
to make acceptable; to attract favor to
to commit; to give in charge; to commend
Etymology: [Pref. re- + commend: cf. F. recommander.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'recommend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2690
Rank popularity for the word 'recommend' in Verbs Frequency: #350
The numerical value of recommend in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of recommend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
There is no safe level of driving, but governments do not recommend that people avoid driving, come to think of it, there is no safe level of living, but nobody would recommend abstention.
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
It’s never struck that close before, definitely not something I would recommend. I would recommend what my mom taught me when I was younger, staying inside during a storm.
Recommend to your children virtue that alone can make them happy, not gold.
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- وصى, أوصى, يوصي يقترحArabic
- recomanarCatalan, Valencian
- houkutella, suositella, suosittaa, luovuttaa, olla houkuttavaFinnish
- molScottish Gaelic
- 推薦, 勧めるJapanese
- voordragen, aanbevelen, aanraden, adviserenDutch
- советовать, порекомендовать, посоветовать, рекомендоватьRussian
- பரிந்துரை செய்Tamil
- tavsiye etmekTurkish
- تجویز کروUrdu
- đề nghị, khuyến nghịVietnamese
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