recommend


recommend
verb
1 say that sb/sth is good
ADVERB
highly, thoroughly

This book is highly recommended by teachers.

certainly, definitely

I definitely recommend this movie.

enthusiastically, heartily, unreservedly, warmly, wholeheartedly
personally

Consult a lawyer who is personally recommended to you.

PREPOSITION
for

Who would you recommend for the job?

to

I can recommend this book to anyone interested in food.

PHRASES
sth has a lot to recommend it, sth has much to recommend it

Your idea has much to recommend it.

2 advise sb to do sth
ADVERB
strongly

I would strongly recommend that you get professional advice.

particularly, specifically
commonly, generally, routinely, typically

In the 1990s, doctors routinely recommended hormone replacement therapy.

unanimously

The commission unanimously recommended the proposal.

PREPOSITION
for

Food supplements are sometimes recommended for diabetic patients.

to

Here are a few safeguards I recommend to my clients.

Recommend is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑authority, ↑committee, ↑conference, ↑expert, ↑guideline, ↑manual, ↑panel, ↑report, ↑review, ↑vet, ↑veterinarian
Recommend is used with these nouns as the object: ↑adoption, ↑approval, ↑book, ↑counselling, ↑creation, ↑dentist, ↑disc, ↑dish, ↑establishment, ↑exercise, ↑guideline, ↑improvement, ↑modification, ↑practice, ↑procedure, ↑reservation, ↑restaurant, ↑revision, ↑surgery, ↑treatment, ↑use

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  • recommend — ► VERB 1) put forward with approval as being suitable for a purpose or role. 2) advise as a course of action. 3) make appealing or desirable: the house had much to recommend it. DERIVATIVES recommendable adjective recommendation noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • recommend — (v.) late 14c., praise, present as worthy, from M.L. recommendare (early 13c.), from L. re , intensive prefix, + commendare commit to one s care, commend (see COMMEND (Cf. commend)). Related: Recommended; recommending …   Etymology dictionary

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  • recommend — [v] advise, approve acclaim, advance, advocate, applaud, back, be all for*, be satisfied with, celebrate, commend, compliment, confirm, counsel, endorse, enjoin, esteem, eulogize, exalt, exhort, extol, favor, front for*, glorify, go on record… …   New thesaurus

  • recommend — rec|om|mend W2S3 [ˌrekəˈmend] v [T] 1.) to advise someone to do something, especially because you have special knowledge of a situation or subject recommend (that) ▪ I recommend that you get some professional advice. ▪ Doctors strongly recommend… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • recommend */*/*/ — UK [ˌrekəˈmend] / US verb [transitive] Word forms recommend : present tense I/you/we/they recommend he/she/it recommends present participle recommending past tense recommended past participle recommended 1) a) to advise someone that they should… …   English dictionary