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.
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
Examples of recommend in a Sentence
I would recommend just seeking health care.
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.
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Translations for recommend
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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
- تجویز کروUrdu
- đề nghị, khuyến nghịVietnamese
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