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Meaning of RECOMMEND

Pronunciation:  `reku'mend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make attractive or acceptable; "Honesty recommends any person"
  2. [v]  push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
  3. [v]  express a good opinion of

RECOMMEND is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: advocate, commend, urge
 See Also: advise, alter, change, praise, propose, suggest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rec`om*mend"\ (r?k`?m*m?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Recommended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recommending}.] [Pref. re- +
commend: cf. F. recommander.]
1. 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.

         M[ae]cenas recommended Virgil and Horace to
         Augustus, whose praises . . . have made him precious
         to posterity.                         --Dryden.

2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.

         A decent boldness ever meets with friends, Succeeds,
         and e'en a stranger recommends.       --Pope.

3. To commit; to give in charge; to commend.

         Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by
         the brethren unto the grace of God.   --Acts xv. 40.