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Verb (transitive)


Verb recommend has 3 senses


recommendv. t. [Pref. re- + commend: cf. F. recommander.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mæcenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises . . . have made him precious to posterity."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make acceptable; to attract favor to.  [1913 Webster]
    "A decent boldness ever meets with friends,
    Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To commit; to give in charge; to commend.  [1913 Webster]
    "Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God."  [1913 Webster]


recommend, v.tr.
1 suggest as fit for some purpose or use.
2 (often foll. by that + clause or to + infin.) advise as a course of action etc. (I recommend that you stay where you are).
3 (of qualities, conduct, etc.) make acceptable or desirable.
4 (foll. by to) commend or entrust (to a person or a person's care).

recommendable adj. recommendation n. recommendatory adj. recommender n.
ME (in sense 4) f. med.L recommendare (as RE-, COMMEND)



acclaim, advance, advise, advocacy, advocate, advocating, advocation, applaud, approve, back, blandish, boost, brief, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, cajole, call on, call upon, certificate of character, character, character reference, coach, coax, commend, commend to attention, compliment, confer, consult with, counsel, credential, cry up, direct, endorse, exhort, favor, guide, hail, high-pressure, hype, importune, insist, insist upon, instruct, introduce, jawbone, kibitz, launch, lay before, letter of introduction, lobby, make a motion, meddle, moot, move, nag, offer a resolution, open up, patronage, persuade, plead with, plug, pose, postulate, praise, prefer, prescribe, press, pressure, promote, propose, proposition, propound, puff, push, put forth, put forward, put it to, recommendation, reference, second, set before, set forth, soft-soap, speak highly of, speak warmly of, speak well of, stand up for, start, submit, subscribe to, suggest, support, sweet-talk, testimonial, tout, underwrite, urge, vouch for, voucher, wheedle, work on




VB advise, counsel, give advice, give counsel, give a piece of advice, suggest, prompt, submonish, recommend, prescribe, advocate, exhort, enjoin, enforce, charge, instruct, call, call upon, dictate, expostulate, admonish, advise with, lay heads together, consult together, compare notes, hold a council, deliberate, be closeted with, confer, consult, refer to, call in, take advice, follow advice, be advised by, have at one's elbow, take one's cue from.


VB approve, approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of, esteem, value, prize, set great store by, set great store on, do justice to, appreciate, honor, hold in esteem, look up to, admire, like, be in favor of, wish Godspeed, hail, hail with satisfaction, stand up for, stick up for, uphold, hold up, countenance, sanction, clap on the back, pat on the back, keep in countenance, indorse, give credit, recommend, mark with a white mark, mark with a stone, commend, belaud, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, bepraise, clap the hands, applaud, cheer, acclamate, encore, panegyrize, eulogize, cry up, proner, puff, extol, extol to the skies, magnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much of, flatter, bless, give a blessing to, have a good word for, say a good word for, speak well of, speak highly of, speak in high terms of, sing the praises of, sound the praises of, chaunt the praises of, resound the praises of, sing praises to, cheer to the echo, applaud to the echo, applaud to the very echo, cheer to the very echo, redound to the honor, redound to the praise, redound to the credit of, do credit to, deserve praise, recommend itself, pass muster, be praised, receive honorable mention, be in favor with, be in high favor with, ring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion of, laudari a laudato viro.

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