If you recommend a person or thing is to vouch for them. Recommend can also be to advise. If your doctor recommended an exercise program to you that's changed your life, you might recommend your doctor to your friends.

Recommend is connected to the verb commend "to praise." They are both spelled with one c and two m's, reflecting the prefixes re- and com-. These verbs overlap in some uses: you can recommend or commend an applicant for employment. But commend is used for special or public praise: "He was commended for bravery."

Definitions of recommend

v express a good opinion of

Type of:
express approval of

v make attractive or acceptable

“Honesty recommends any person”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v push for something

“The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day”
advocate, urge
Type of:
advise, propose, suggest
make a proposal, declare a plan for something

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