Adjective "recommend" definition and examples

(Recommend may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/rɛkəˈmɛnd/

Definitions and examples

verb

Put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a particular purpose or role.
  1. 'a book I recommended to a friend of mine'
  2. 'It was recommended to us, and I would have no hesitation in recommending it.'
  3. 'I lost count of the number of times this band was earnestly recommended to me, in reverential tones.'
  4. 'It is recommended to anyone with an interest in the Second World War or the American Army.'
  5. 'However, Hughes's choice was recommended to the King by the British Secretary of State.'
  6. 'All three are recommended to skiers of up to intermediate standard.'
  7. 'In summary, this is an excellent volume that I recommend without reservation to biologists in all disciplines.'
  8. 'This book is recommended to almost anyone, but mostly to those who like murder mysteries.'
  9. 'I know the practice has worked for a lot of people, and it was highly recommended to me.'
  10. 'The book is recommended to anyone for its portrayal of a unique and courageous intellectual life.'
  11. 'The school was recommended to King Hussein by an old friend, the former headmaster of Harrow.'
  12. 'some doctors recommend putting a board under the mattress'
  13. 'the recommended daily intake of vitamins'
  14. 'I strongly recommend reading it yourself to make your own judgement about what it says.'
  15. 'Now a York Council working party is recommending demolition and suggests the land could be landscaped or used for affordable homes.'
  16. 'I would strongly recommend that you employ the services of a qualified professional as this is not really a DIY job.'
  17. 'The report also recommends the provision of 1,250 new homes at sites on the west side of the town, although those sites have not been identified.'
  18. 'A report recommends members urge the Post Office to keep the branch open saying it provides a vital service for residents who may have problems accessing the main post office in the town centre.'
  19. 'But the report also recommends the abolition of call-out charges for things like chimney fires.'
  20. 'Regular physical activity is recommended to maintain, lose, or prevent gradual weight gain.'
  21. 'Places at Leeds are limited, so early application is recommended to avoid disappointment.'
  22. 'In addition, we strongly recommend better monitoring of all detainees.'
  23. 'In her report she recommends a radical change in the make-up of the new board.'
  24. 'Fans of great dialogue and spirited acting are recommended to check this film out.'
  25. 'Councillors are recommended to approve both outline applications.'
  26. 'Members of the central area planning committee will discuss the application on Thursday and have been recommended to approve it.'
  27. 'Despite objections from a number of local residents, the committee is being recommended to approve the proposals.'
  28. 'A detailed planning application with amendments will be considered by the Council's regulatory and appeals committee tomorrow and officers are recommending councillors to support it.'
  29. 'I would strongly recommend readers not to take his words too seriously!'
  30. 'On the other hand, I strongly recommend anyone interested to give it a try.'
  31. 'But Scarborough councillors are being recommended to approve the scheme next Tuesday.'
  32. 'Scarborough councillors are being recommended to grant approval on Wednesday.'
  33. 'Ryedale Council is being recommended to approve the scheme next Monday.'
  34. 'We strongly recommend you girls out there to treat yourself to something nice for Christmas.'
  35. 'His critique of the corporatization of politics has much to recommend it.'
Commend or entrust someone or something to (someone)

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    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:

    More examples(as adjective)

    "stocks can be recommend as investments."

    "standards can be recommend in favours."

    "reports can be recommend in debts."

    "ratios can be recommend over terms."

    "qualities can be recommend over terms."

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    Origin

    Late Middle English (in recommend (sense 2)): from medieval Latin recommendare, from Latin re- (expressing intensive force) + commendare ‘commit to the care of’.