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.

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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  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. Jon Abramson:

    The number one main recommendation is that this vaccine is efficacious and safe but should be only used in populations where the disease incidence in the population is at least 50 percent, so it shouldn't be used in areas with what we would call low transmission.

  2. White House:

    The President was presented with a pretty clear and direct and very strong recommendation by deputy Attorney General (Rod Rosenstein), the deputy made the recommendation, the president made a swift and decisive action and let Comey go.

  3. Michael McKinley:

    I spoke with the Secretary again when he called from Europe to discuss my resignation, i was pretty direct. I said,' You know, this situation isn't acceptable. We need to you know, I've already made my recommendation, but... I am resigning.' And that was the conversation. Again, I didn't get a reaction on that point.

  4. Kim Anderson:

    From what we understand, it does depend on what district you are in. The district should have very well thought-out outbreak plans that have included the voices of educators and parents and community members in the crafting of those plans, and they should have plans that follow the CDC recommendations, our recommendation to all students and school districts is to follow the medical experts and follow the CDC.

  5. Susan Collins:

    I am confident that we will do a good job, i do think it would help if we brought in an experienced former prosecutor or an experienced investigator, and I have made that recommendation to both the chairman and the vice chairman.

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