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"recommend" in British English

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recommendverb [T]

uk   /ˌrek.əˈmend/  us   /ˌrek.əˈmend/
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 get 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).

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adjective uk   /ˌrek.əˈmen.dɪd/  us   /ˌrek.əˈmen.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)

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recommendverb [T]

 us   /ˌrek·əˈmend/
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: 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 financial advisers recommend that you buy individual life insurance, at least as a supplement. We recommend changing your internet provider. 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 planning process. 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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