Definition of “recommendation” - English Dictionary

“recommendation” in English

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uk /ˌrek.ə.menˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌrek.ə.menˈdeɪ.ʃən/

B2 [ C or U ] a suggestion that something is good or suitable for a particular purpose or job:

I bought this computer on John's recommendation (= because John told me that it was good).
I got the job on Sam's recommendation (= because she told her employers that I was suitable for the job).

B2 [ C ] advice telling someone what the best thing to do is:

[ + that ] The report makes the recommendation that no more prisons should be built.

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(Definition of “recommendation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“recommendation” in American English

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recommendationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌrek·ə·mənˈdeɪ·ʃən, -men-/

a statement that someone or something would be good or suitable for a particular job or purpose, or the act of making such a statement:

[ U ] I have to get five letters of recommendation to support my application to medical school.

(Definition of “recommendation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“recommendation” in Business English

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uk /ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʃən/ us

[ C or U ] advice about what is the best thing to have or do:

We accept the key recommendations of the report.
The committee will investigate the matter and make a recommendation to the Board.
We're pulling out on the recommendation of our accountants.

[ C ] the person or thing that has been suggested as the best choice:

He was a controversial recommendation for the post.
These are my recommendations for the shortlist.

(Definition of “recommendation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)