Definition Recommendation

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a recommendation: a testimonial, a good review, a good word; a suggestion, an idea
I asked my boss to write me a letter of recommendation for my job application.
Your recommendation to take a day off was a very good idea, I feel much better.

to recommend: to express a good opinion of, to favor, to commend; to urge, to advise, to suggest
Which dish do you recommend? Are the chips good here?
I highly recommend this candidate.
I recommend that you see a doctor.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I can recommend this book very highly.
US: My letter of recommendation was written by my grandmother.


  • "a recommendation from a customer who was happy with your lessons."
  • "Bruno : Hi, I'm in town on business for a couple of days and I was wondering if you could give me some recommendations."
  • "After the birth, you continue to receive this money for either 6 weeks (for vaginal births - which I recommend) or 8 weeks (for C-section deliveries - which I do not recommend)."
  • "Anyway, I really appreciate the opportunity to pursue this type of unorthodox training at the company's expense, and I heartily recommend to the rest of the staff to follow through and do something similar."
  • "Therefore, it is with regret that I recommend she be dismissed as soon as possible PERIOD."
  • "On a lighter note, I was wondering if you could recommend some restaurants in the area."
  • "Kevin : Mrs. Lee, I want to thank you again for the restaurant you recommended to me."
  • "Could you recommend a place to stay downtown?"

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