- Recommend is defined as to suggest someone or something as a good match for a function or position.
An example of to recommend is for an old boss to write a letter about your work experience to a new employer.
- To recommend is defined as to advise or counsel someone.
An example of to recommend is for a teacher to suggest a class for a student to take.
- to give in charge; commit; entrust: recommended to our care
- to suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.: to recommend a book, a doctor, etc.
- to make acceptable or pleasing: much on the island to recommend it
- to advise; counsel; suggest: to recommend that something be done
Origin of recommendMiddle English recomenden from Medieval Latin recommendare: see re- and commend
verbrec·om·mend·ed, rec·om·mend·ing, rec·om·mends
- To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse: recommended him for the job; recommended a car instead of an SUV.
- To make attractive or acceptable: This book has much to recommend it.
- To advise or counsel: She recommended that we be on time.
- 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 )
Origin of recommendMiddle English recomenden from Medieval Latin recommendāre Latin re- re- Latin commendāre to entrust, commend ; see commend .
(third-person singular simple present recommends, present participle recommending, simple past and past participle recommended)
- To bestow commendation on; to represent favourably; to suggest, endorse or encourage as an appropriate choice.
- The board recommends Philips, given his ample experience in similar positions.
- To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
- To advise, propose, counsel favorably
- The therapist recommends resting the mind and exercising the body.
- (archaic) To commit, confide to another's care, confidence or acceptance, with favoring representations
- A medieval oblate's parents recommended the boy for life to God and the monastery
- This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing).