recommend, urge, advocate(verb)
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
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
Origin: [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.
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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
Examples of recommend in a Sentence
I generally recommend against using compounded hormones.
There’s no simple rule, i recommend that people try both.
Here's a rule I recommend Never practice two vices at once.
I would recommend sugar in moderation over artificial sweeteners.
This is not something we would recommend for the general population.
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- يوصي يقترح, وصى, أوصىArabic
- recomanarCatalan, Valencian
- olla houkuttava, luovuttaa, suosittaa, suositella, houkutellaFinnish
- molScottish Gaelic
- 推薦, 勧めるJapanese
- adviseren, aanraden, voordragen, aanbevelenDutch
- рекомендовать, посоветовать, советовать, порекомендоватьRussian
- பரிந்துரை செய்Tamil
- tavsiye etmekTurkish
- đề nghị, khuyến nghịVietnamese
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