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RECOMMENDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recommendation mean? 

RECOMMENDATION (noun)
  The noun RECOMMENDATION has 3 senses:

1. something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
2. something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable
3. any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission

  Familiarity information: RECOMMENDATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECOMMENDATION (noun)


Sense 1recommendation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("recommendation" is a kind of...):

advice (a proposal for an appropriate course of action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recommendation"):

referral (a recommendation to consult the (professional) person referred to)


Sense 2recommendation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

good word; recommendation; testimonial

Hypernyms ("recommendation" is a kind of...):

congratulations; extolment; kudos; praise (an expression of approval and commendation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recommendation"):

character; character reference; reference (a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability)

puff (exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes))


Sense 3recommendation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

passport; recommendation

Context examples:

her pleasant personality is already a recommendation / his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society

Hypernyms ("recommendation" is a kind of...):

characteristic (a distinguishing quality)


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