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rec·om·mend

 (rĕk′ə-mĕnd′)
v. rec·om·mend·ed, rec·om·mend·ing, rec·om·mends
v.tr.
1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse: recommended him for the job; recommended a car instead of an SUV.
2. To make attractive or acceptable: This book has much to recommend it.
3. To advise or counsel: She recommended that we be on time.
4. To commit to the charge of another; entrust: "By these our letters we would have the safety of his person ... recommended to your care" (John Milton).
v.intr.
To give advice or counsel: "recommended against signing an international agreement" (Time).

[Middle English recomenden, from Medieval Latin recommendāre : Latin re-, re- + Latin commendāre, to entrust, commend; see commend.]

rec′om·mend′a·ble adj.
rec′om·mend′er n.

recommend

(ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd)
vb (tr)
1. (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to advise as the best course or choice; counsel: to recommend prudence.
2. to praise or commend: to recommend a new book.
3. to make attractive or advisable: the trip has little to recommend it.
4. archaic to entrust (a person or thing) to someone else's care; commend
[C14: via Medieval Latin from Latin re- + commendāre to commend]
ˌrecomˈmendable adj
ˌrecomˈmendably adv
ˌrecomˈmender n

rec•om•mend

(ˌrɛk əˈmɛnd)
v.t.
1. to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, or use; commend.
2. to urge or suggest as appropriate, satisfying, or beneficial: to recommend a special diet.
3. to make desirable or attractive: The plan has little to recommend it.
v.i.
4. to make a recommendation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin recommendāre= Latin re- re- + commendāre to commend]
rec`om•mend′a•ble, adj.

recommend

If you recommend someone or something, you praise them and advise other people to use them or buy them.

I asked my friends to recommend a doctor who is good with children.
We strongly recommend the publications listed on the back page of this leaflet.

You can say that you recommend someone or something for a particular job or purpose.

Nell was recommended for a job as a cleaner.
I recommend running for strengthening your leg muscles.

If you recommend a particular action, you say that it is the best thing to do in the circumstances.

They recommended a merger of the two biggest supermarket groups.
The doctor may recommend limiting the amount of fat in your diet.

You can recommend that someone does something or recommend that someone should do something.

Waugh was examined by a doctor who recommended that he see an orthopaedic surgeon.
It is strongly recommended that you should attend this course if possible.

You can also recommend someone to do something.

Although they have eight children, they do not recommend other couples to have families of this size.

Some people consider this use to be incorrect, and say that you should say 'Although they have eight children, they do not recommend that other couples should have families of this size'.

Be Careful!
Don't say that you 'recommend someone' a particular action. Don't say, for example, 'I recommend you a visit to Paris'. Say 'I recommend a visit to Paris', 'I recommend visiting Paris', or 'I recommend that you visit Paris'.

recommend


Past participle: recommended
Gerund: recommending

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am recommending
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Present Perfect
I have recommended
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Past Continuous
I was recommending
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Past Perfect
I had recommended
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Future
I will recommend
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Future Continuous
I will be recommending
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recommending
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recommending
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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recommend - push for somethingrecommend - push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
propose, suggest, advise - make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
2.recommend - express a good opinion of
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
3.recommend - make attractive or acceptable; "Honesty recommends any person"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

recommend

verb
1. advocate, suggest, propose, approve, endorse, prescribe, commend Ask your doctor to recommend a suitable treatment.
advocate reject, veto, disapprove of, argue against
2. put forward, approve, put up, endorse, commend, vouch for, praise, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), speak well of, put in a good word for He recommended me for a promotion.
3. advise, suggest, advance, propose, urge, counsel, advocate, prescribe, put forward, exhort, enjoin I recommend that you consult your doctor.
4. make attractive, make interesting, make appealing, make acceptable These qualities recommended him to Olivier.

recommend

verb
1. To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
2. To give recommendations to (someone) about a decision or course of action:
Informal: mentor.
Translations
يَنْصَحيُوصي بيوصي بِ
doporučit
anbefale
suositella
preporučiti
mæla meîráîleggja
勧める
추천하다
rekomendacija
ieteikt
odporučiť
priporočitisvetovati
rekommendera
แนะนำ
öneride bulunmaktavsiye etmek
khuyến nghị

recommend

[ˌrekəˈmend] VT
1. (= advocate, speak well of) → recomendar
to recommend sb for a jobrecomendar a algn para un trabajo
she comes highly recommended (by Anne)viene muy bien recomendada (por Anne)
I don't recommend the pizzano recomiendo la pizza
the town has much/little to recommend itel pueblo tiene mucho/poco atractivo
2. (= advise) → recomendar, aconsejar
what do you recommend for a sore throat?¿qué recomienda para el dolor de garganta?
the recommended daily intake isel consumo diario recomendado or aconsejado es ...
this method is not to be recommendedeste método no es nada recomendable or aconsejable
to recommend doing sthrecomendar or aconsejar hacer algo
the doctor recommended that he (should) stay in bedel médico le recomendó or aconsejó que guardara cama
to recommend sb to do sthrecomendar or aconsejar a algn hacer algo or que haga algo
I would recommend against going on your ownle recomendaría or aconsejaría no ir solo or que no fuera solo
recommended retail priceprecio m de venta al público recomendado
3. (frm) (= commit) [+ person, soul] → encomendar
I recommend him to your keepingse lo encomiendo

recommend

[ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd] vt
(= commend) [+ person] → recommander; [+ book, film, hotel, place] → conseiller, recommander
What do you recommend? → Qu'est-ce que vous me conseillez?
to recommend sb for promotion → recommander la candidature de qn pour une promotion
(= favour)
She has a lot to recommend her → Elle a beaucoup de choses en sa faveur.
This biography has much to recommend it → Cette biographie a beaucoup de qualités.
This site has little to recommend it → Cet emplacement a peu à offrir.
(= advise) [+ action, changes, treatment] → conseiller, recommander
it is recommended that ... → il est conseillé de ..., il est recommandé de ...
It is recommended that you should consult your doctor → Il est conseillé de consulter votre médecin., Il est recommandé de consulter votre médecin.
It was recommended that he serve 20 years → Il a été conseillé qu'il purge vingt ans., Il a été recommandé qu'il purge vingt ans.

recommend

vt
(= advise, speak well of)empfehlen (as als); what do you recommend for a cough?was empfehlen or raten Sie gegen Husten?; to recommend somebody/something to somebodyjdm jdn/etw empfehlen; to recommend doing somethingempfehlen, etw zu tun; it is not to be recommendedes ist nicht zu empfehlen; to come highly recommendedwärmstens empfohlen sein; recommended speedRichtgeschwindigkeit f; recommended readingempfohlene Lektüre; recommended daily allowance or amountempfohlene Tagesdosis or Tagesmenge
(= make acceptable)sprechen für; she has much/little to recommend heres spricht sehr viel/wenig für sie; his manners do little to recommend himseine Manieren sind nicht gerade eine Empfehlung für ihn; this book has little/a great deal to recommend itdas Buch ist nicht gerade empfehlenswert/sehr empfehlenswert
(old, liter: = entrust) child, one’s soulempfehlen (to sb jdm)

recommend

[ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd] vt (course of action) → consigliare; (product, doctor) → raccomandare, consigliare; (person, for job) → raccomandare
I recommend that he sees a doctor (frm) → gli consiglierei di vedere un medico
to recommend sb for sth → raccomandare qn per qc
she has a lot to recommend her → ha molti elementi a suo favore

recommend

(rekəˈmend) verb
1. to advise. The doctor recommended a long holiday.
2. to suggest as being particularly good, particularly suitable etc. He recommended her (to me) for the job.
ˌrecommenˈdation noun
1. the act of recommending. I gave her the job on his recommendation.
2. something recommended. The recommendations of the committee.

recommend

يُوصي ب doporučit anbefale empfehlen συνιστώ recomendar suositella recommander preporučiti raccomandare 勧める 추천하다 aanbevelen anbefale polecić recomendar рекомендовать rekommendera แนะนำ öneride bulunmak khuyến nghị 推荐

recommend

v. recomendar; aconsejar.

recommend

vt recomendar
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And, therefore, their all hitting upon this is a striking fact in pneumatology, which we recommend to the attention of spiritual media generally.
The wildest dreams of wild men, even, are not the less true, though they may not recommend themselves to the sense which is most common among Englishmen and Americans today.
Still, I cannot recommend this sort of animal--at least for excursions of mere pleasure--because his ears interrupt the view.
Things being so uncertain, what I recommend is this: that we really dig right in, as quick as we can; and after that, we can LET ON, to ourselves, that we was at it thirty-seven years.
The people came at the appointed hour, and organized the meeting by appointing a very religious old gentleman as president, who, I believe, made a prayer, after which he addressed the meeting as fol- lows: "~Friends, we have got him here, and I would recommend that you young men just take him out- side the door, and kill him
With an alacrity beyond the common impulse of a spirit which yet was never indifferent to the credit of doing every thing well and attentively, with the real goodwill of a mind delighted with its own ideas, did she then do all the honours of the meal, and help and recommend the minced chicken and scalloped oysters, with an urgency which she knew would be acceptable to the early hours and civil scruples of their guests.
Reed, I presume, from after-occurrences, that the apothecary ventured to recommend my being sent to school; and the recommendation was no doubt readily enough adopted; for as Abbot said, in discussing the subject with Bessie when both sat sewing in the nursery one night, after I was in bed, and, as they thought, asleep, "Missis was, she dared say, glad enough to get rid of such a tiresome, ill- conditioned child, who always looked as if she were watching everybody, and scheming plots underhand.
What she was, and where she was born, he never informed us: probably, she had neither money nor name to recommend her, or he would scarcely have kept the union from his father.
I promised to recommend him," she said -- "and that's one reason for keeping his card.
Now, let me recommend you," pursued Stryver, "to look it in the face.
Micawber's character, and said she had ever been his guide, philosopher, and friend, and that he would recommend me, when I came to a marrying time of life, to marry such another woman, if such another woman could be found.
If you can cough any trifle on it up, Pip, I'd recommend you to do it," said Joe, all aghast.