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RECOMMEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recommend mean? 

RECOMMEND (verb)
  The verb RECOMMEND has 3 senses:

1. push for something
2. express a good opinion of
3. make attractive or acceptable

  Familiarity information: RECOMMEND used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECOMMEND (verb)


Sense 1recommend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Push for something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

advocate; recommend; urge

Context example:

The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day

Hypernyms (to "recommend" is one way to...):

advise; propose; suggest (make a proposal, declare a plan for something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2recommend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express a good opinion of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

recommend; commend

Hypernyms (to "recommend" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue recommend the movie


Sense 3recommend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make attractive or acceptable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Honesty recommends any person

Hypernyms (to "recommend" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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