recommendation love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of recommending.
  • noun Something that recommends, especially a favorable statement concerning character or qualifications.
  • noun Something, such as a course of action, that is recommended. synonym: advice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of recommending or of commending; the act of representing in a favorable manner for the purpose of procuring the notice, confidence, or civilities of another.
  • noun That which procures a kind or favorable reception; any thing, quality, or attribute, which produces or tends to produce a favorable acceptance, reception, or adoption.
  • noun Favor; repute.
  • noun A letter of recommendation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of recommending.
  • noun That which recommends, or commends to favor; anything procuring, or tending to procure, a favorable reception, or to secure acceptance and adoption.
  • noun rare The state of being recommended; esteem.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of recommending
  • noun That which is recommended
  • noun A commendation or endorsement

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
  • noun something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
  • noun any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission


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  • If there is anything more half-witted than asking six adolescents in backward-facing baseball caps for a dining recommendation then it doesn't occur to me just at the moment...

    -Bill Bryson Down Under

    July 23, 2009