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verb [transitive]     recommend pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerecommending
past tenserecommended
past participlerecommended
  1. 1
    to advise someone that they should do something
    recommend (that):

    I recommend that you buy a more powerful computer.

    strongly recommend:

    We strongly recommend you insure your luggage when you travel.

    recommend doing something:

    We recommend booking early, as this is a popular event.

    recommend someone to do something:

    Students are recommended to read the following books.

    1. a.
      to advise that something should happen

      The committee recommended a 1% tax on all imports.

      recommend someone for something:

      He was recommended for deportation.

  2. 2
    to say that someone or something is good and worth using, having, or experiencing

    Can you recommend a good restaurant?

    recommend someone/something to someone:

    Please recommend us to your friends.

    recommend someone/something highly:

    This hotel is highly recommended for its facilities.



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