Meaning of “recommend” in the English Dictionary

"recommend" in 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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recommended
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)

"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 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 /ˌrekəˈmend/ us

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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Will you recommend the adoption of effective emergency measures to combat the current situation: the scourge of hunger, the scourge of cold and the scourge of diseases?
We recommend that more drastic action, such as expansion of sanctions and enlargement of the list of those targeted, must now take place.
Why recommend higher taxes on alcoholic beverages when it is clear that alcoholism is worst in countries with very high taxes?
Let me draw your attention to the hundreds of young people who demonstrated in favour of this report, calling for the democratic freedoms that we recommend.
How can we recommend such measures?
I recommend the minority’s amendment.
Why, however, recommend to the electorate that it endorse an agreement that is to be given substance by leaders we cannot possibly know at present?
I can only recommend vigilance.
The debate will focus on our proposals regarding the ten candidate countries with which we recommend winding up negotiations by the end of the year.
I cannot recommend detailed rules at present.

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