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recommendation

noun uk   /ˌrek.ə.menˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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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in Korean 추천…
in Arabic تَوْصِية…
in Portuguese recomendação…
in Catalan recomanació…
in Japanese 推薦, 提案…
in Italian raccomandazione, consiglio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推薦,介紹, 提議,建議, 意見…
in Russian рекомендация, совет…
in Turkish öğüt, tavsiye, salık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推荐,介绍, 提议,建议, 意见…
in Polish zalecenie, rekomendacja, polecenie…
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