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recommend (v.)

late 14c., recommenden, "praise, present as worthy; commit (to another) for care or protection," from Medieval Latin recommendare, from Latin re-, here perhaps an intensive prefix, or else from a sense now obscure (see re-), + commendare "commit to one's care, commend" (see commend). Meaning "advise as to action, urge" (that something be done) is from 1746. Related: Recommended; recommending.

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Definitions of recommend

recommend (v.)
push for something;
The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
Synonyms: urge / advocate
recommend (v.)
express a good opinion of;
Synonyms: commend
recommend (v.)
make attractive or acceptable;
Honesty recommends any person
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