recommend


recommend
verb (T)
1 to advise someone to do something, especially because you have special knowledge of a situation or subject: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee recommended ratification of the treaty despite public opinion. | recommend that: Doctors recommend that all children should be immunized against measles. | recommend doing sth: The manufacturers recommend changing the oil after 500 km. | strongly recommend: Graham's father strongly recommended sending the boy to school in England. | recommended limit/dosage/allowance etc: It is dangerous to exceed the recommended dosage.
2 to praise something or someone, or suggest them for a particular purpose or job: I recommend the butter chicken - it's delicious. | Can you recommend a good lawyer? | recommend sth to sb: Oh, that book? Karen recommended it to me. | recommend sth for: My mother always recommends the market for fresh fruit and veg. | recommend sb for: I would recommend Mr Bryant for the position of Assistant Manager. | highly/thoroughly recommend: That new restaurant in town is highly recommended.
3 sth has much/little/nothing to recommend it used to say that something has many, few, or no good qualities: As a tourist resort the place doesn't have anything to recommend it.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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