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Meaning of recommend

rec•om•mend

Pronunciation: (rek"u-mend'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book.
  2. to represent or urge as advisable or expedient: to recommend caution.
  3. to advise, as an alternative; suggest (a choice, course of action, etc.) as appropriate, beneficial, or the like: He recommended the blue-plate special. The doctor recommended special exercises for her.
  4. to make desirable or attractive: a plan that has very little to recommend it.
—v.i.
  1. to make a recommendation.
—n.
  1. a recommendation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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