v. rec·om·mend·ed, rec·om·mend·ing, rec·om·mends
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).
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.]
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