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recommend

verb [T] uk   /ˌrek.əˈmend/ us  
B1 to suggest that someone or something would be good or suitable for a particular job or purpose, or to suggest that a particular action should be done: I can recommend the chicken in mushroom sauce - it's delicious. She has been recommended for promotion. The headmistress agreed to recommend the teachers' proposals to the school governors. [+ (that)] The doctor recommended (that) I take more exercise. [+ -ing verb] I recommend writing your feelings down on paper. The city has much/little to recommend it (= it has many/few pleasant qualities).
recommended
adjective uk   /-ˈmen.dɪd/ us  
It is dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of this medicine. She is a highly recommended architect.
(Definition of recommend from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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