from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To praise or commend (one) to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse: recommended him for the job; recommended a car instead of an SUV.
- transitive v. To make (the possessor, as of an attribute) attractive or acceptable: Honesty recommends any person.
- transitive v. To commit to the charge of another; entrust.
- transitive v. To advise or counsel: She recommended that we be on time. See Synonyms at advise.
- intransitive v. To give advice or counsel: "recommended against signing an international agreement” ( Time).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bestow commendation on; to represent favourably; to suggest, endorse or encourage as an appropriate choice.
- v. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
- v. To advise, propose, counsel favorably
- v. To commit, confide to another's care, confidence or acceptance, with favoring representations
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit to another's care, confidence, or acceptance, with favoring representations; to put in a favorable light before any one; to bestow commendation on.
- transitive v. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
- transitive v. To commit; to give in charge; to commend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To commend to another's notice; put in a favorable light before another; commend or give favorable representations of; bring under one's notice as likely to be of service.
- To make acceptable; attract favor to.
- To commit or intrust, as in prayer.
- To advise, as to an action, practice, measure, remedy, or the like; advise (that something be done).
- To give or commit in kindness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. push for something
- v. make attractive or acceptable
- v. express a good opinion of
Middle English recomenden, from Medieval Latin recommendāre : Latin re-, re- + Latin commendāre, to entrust, commend; see commend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)