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Meaning of “recommend” in the English Dictionary

"recommend" in British English

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recommendverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌrek.əˈmend/
B1 to ​suggest that someone or something would be good or ​suitable for a ​particularjob or ​purpose, or to ​suggest that a ​particularaction should be done: I can recommend the ​chicken in ​mushroomsauce - it's ​delicious. She has been recommended forpromotion. The ​headmistressagreed to recommend the ​teachers' ​proposals to the ​schoolgovernors. [+ (that)] The ​doctor recommended (that) I get more ​exercise. [+ -ing verb] I recommend ​writingyourfeelings down on ​paper. The ​city has much/little to recommend it (= it has many/few ​pleasantqualities).

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recommended
adjective uk   us   /-ˈmen.dɪd/
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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recommend" in American English

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recommendverb [T]

 us   /ˌrek·əˈmend/
to ​suggest that someone or something would be good or ​suitable for a ​particularjob or ​purpose, or to ​suggest that a ​particularaction should be done: Can you recommend a ​hotel in San Francisco? [+ that clause] I recommend that you go on a ​diet.
(Definition of recommend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"recommend" in Business English

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recommendverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌrekəˈmend/
to ​advise someone to do something: recommend that sb do sth Most ​financialadvisers recommend that you ​buyindividuallifeinsurance, at least as a ​supplement. We recommend ​changing your ​internetprovider. The ​board will recommend the ​offer to ​shareholders.
to suggest that something is the best thing to choose: They've recommended some ​software to ​help with the ​planningprocess. Can you recommend a good ​restaurant in this ​area? recommend sth to sb This is the ​package that we recommend to most ​clients.
to suggest that someone is the best ​person to do a ​job: I can recommend several ​candidates. recommend sb to sth This is the ​package that we recommend to most ​clients.
(Definition of recommend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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