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Definition of "recommend" []

  • To praise or commend (one) to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse: recommended him for the job; recommended a car instead of an SUV. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (the possessor, as of an attribute) attractive or acceptable: Honesty recommends any person. (verb-transitive)
  • To commit to the charge of another; entrust. (verb-transitive)
  • To advise or counsel: She recommended that we be on time. See Synonyms at advise. (verb-transitive)
  • To give advice or counsel: "recommended against signing an international agreement” ( Time). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recommend" in a sentence
  • "Another one that I recommend is a film called Funny Games."
  • "The dough can look a little dry, but what I'll recommend is that people add between 2 1/2-3 cups of oatmeal instead of the full-on three."
  • "I didn't finish many and the only book that I finished this week that I'd recommend is Lisa Shearin's The Trouble With Demons, book 3 in her Raine Benares series."