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  1. rec·om·mend
    IPA[ˌrekəˈmend]
  2. verb

    • 1. put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a particular purpose or role:

      George had recommended some local architects a book I recommended to a friend of mine
      Synonym : advocate, endorse, commend, approve, suggest, put forward, propose, advance, nominate, put up, mention, speak favorably of, speak well of, put in a good word for, beat the drum for, vouch for, look with favor on, push, plug, big something up
    • 2. advise or suggest (something) as a course of action:

      some doctors recommend putting a board under the mattress the report recommended that criminal charges be brought
      Synonym : advise, counsel, urge, exhort, enjoin, prescribe, speak in favor of, speak for, argue for, back, support, offer as one's opinion, suggest, advocate, propose
    • 3. advise (someone) to do something:

      you are strongly recommended to seek professional advice
    • 4. make (someone or something) appealing or desirable:

      the house had much to recommend it
      Synonym : have in one's favor, render appealing/attractive/desirable, endow with appeal/attraction, give an advantage to, have going for one
    • 5. commend or entrust someone or something to (someone):

      I devoutly recommended my spirit to its maker
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: recommend, 3rd person present: recommends, gerund or present participle: recommending, past tense: recommended, past participle: recommended

    • verb

      put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a particular purpose or role:

      advise or suggest (something) as a course of action:

    • adjective

      advised or suggested as good or suitable:
    • adjective

      advised or suggested as good or suitable:
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