What does recommendation mean?

Definitions for recommendation
ˌrɛk ə mɛnˈdeɪ ʃən, -mən-rec·om·men·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recommendationnoun

    something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable

  2. recommendation, testimonial, good wordnoun

    something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable

  3. recommendation, passportnoun

    any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission

    "her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"; "his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"


  1. recommendationnoun

    An act of recommending

  2. recommendationnoun

    That which is recommended

  3. recommendationnoun

    A commendation or endorsement

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Recommendationnoun

    Etymology: recommendation, Fr. from recommend.

    Poplicola’s doors were opened on the outside, to save the people even the common civility of asking entrance; where misfortune was a powerful recommendation; and where want itself was a powerful mediator. Dryden.


  1. recommendation

    A recommendation is a suggestion or advice given with the intention to guide, influence, or support an individual, group, or organization in making a beneficial decision or taking a positive action. This can encompass various fields such as product choices, courses of action, policies, services, or even personal advice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recommendationnoun

    the act of recommending

  2. Recommendationnoun

    that which recommends, or commends to favor; anything procuring, or tending to procure, a favorable reception, or to secure acceptance and adoption; as, he brought excellent recommendations

  3. Recommendationnoun

    the state of being recommended; esteem

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. recommandation.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recommendation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2465

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recommendation' in Nouns Frequency: #1124

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recommendation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recommendation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of recommendation in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Nadler:

    Although department policy barred you from indicting the President for this conduct, you made clear that he is not exonerated. Any other person who acted this way would have been charged with a crime. And in this nation, not even the President is above the law, we will follow your example, Director Mueller. We will act with integrity. We will follow the facts where they lead. We will consider all appropriate remedies. We will make our recommendation to White House when our work concludes.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    Last night, I was proud to sign the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' recommendation to use Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 and older. This official The CDC recommendation follows Friday's FDA decision to authorize the emergency use of Pfizer's vaccine, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge throughout United States, CDC's recommendation comes at a critical time.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    I don't want to get ahead of the CDC's recommendation, but the European Medicines Agency -- which asks the same question about the use of the JJ product in Europe -- has made the determination that they will allow it to be given, because they feel that the risk of Covid-19 far outweighs the very rare, rare occurrence of this serious adverse event, they are letting the vaccine go out with a warning to people about what to look for, about what the risk is.

  4. Justin Amash:

    Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.

  5. Attorney General Lynch:

    Our sentencing structure has changed in the late '80's and early '90's to where now a life sentence is in fact a life sentence. But under the law in which he was sentenced and the laws of our country which we abide It's not really a recommendation needed from us.

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