• WordNet 3.6
    • v recommend make attractive or acceptable "Honesty recommends any person"
    • v recommend push for something "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
    • v recommend express a good opinion of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush
    • Recommend To commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit to another's care, confidence, or acceptance, with favoring representations; to put in a favorable light before any one; to bestow commendation on; as, he recommended resting the mind and exercising the body. "Mæcenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises . . . have made him precious to posterity."
    • Recommend To commit; to give in charge; to commend. "Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God."
    • Recommend To make acceptable; to attract favor to. "A decent boldness ever meets with friends,
      Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At one time, pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles
    • recommend To commend to another's notice; put in a favorable light before another; commend or give favorable representations of; bring under one's notice as likely to be of service.
    • recommend To make acceptable; attract favor to.
    • recommend To commit or intrust, as in prayer.
    • recommend To advise, as to an action, practice, measure, remedy, or the like; advise (that something be done).
    • recommend To give or commit in kindness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Milk as an additive to coffee became popular in the 1680's, when a French physician recommended that cafe au lait be used for medicinal purposes.
    • v.t Recommend rek-o-mend′ to commend to another: to bestow praise on: to introduce favourably: to give in charge: to commit, as in prayer: to advise
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  • Hunter S. Thompson
    “I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.”
  • Aristotle
    “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Nothing recommends a man to the female mind than courage.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + commend,: cf. F. recommander,


In literature:

How does the recommendation of a stringent and uniform law fit in with these three statements?
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
Hamilton declared in the conclusion of his pamphlet that, as things then stood, he did not recommend the withholding of a single vote from Adams.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
The treatment that I would recommend is to find out the true cause and remove it.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
He recommended the press be shipped to Philadelphia and the office closed for two weeks.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
In fact Hastie's recommendations, criticisms, and arguments crystallized the demands of civil rights leaders.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
This subject will, I hope, appear sufficiently important to recommend itself; to say more is therefore unnecessary.
"The American Practical Brewer and Tanner" by Joseph Coppinger
The ratification of some of the States was coupled with the recommendation of certain amendments.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Is much recommended by Eastern authorities, and where it succeeds, is certainly a fine grape and makes a delicious wine.
"The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines" by George Husmann
Your recommendation is always a new merit.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In 1757 Essex recommended the removal of the galilee as being an encumbrance.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
The third penal Bill brought in and passed was said to have been specially recommended by the King himself.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
Highly recommended by the New York, Boston, and other Fire Departments throughout the country.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
Be this as it may, I adopted his recommendation, and I had no cause to repent it.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
For uncomplicated rupture he recommends reduction by taxis and operation.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
We will have some recommendations in another year when we shall know more ourselves.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Our only reason for recommending bran is that many could not afford the india-rubber bag.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Consequently they recommended the defence of Plymouth by strong works, and a garrison of 5000 men from Cornwall and Devon.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Our report makes recommendations in several other areas.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
I'll send her discharge recommendation in to Enforcement HQ first thing tomorrow.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
The recommendation of such a spirit is worthy of the moderation and wisdom which dictated it.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing

In poetry:

And if I could on this journey roam,
My trip would not be ended;
I'd like to view the eternal home,
And there be recommended.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Unto thy hands, I freely recommend
My Spirit, O my God! — let no one rend
The charge from thence, or bear it, as his prey,
In triumph from thy mighty hands away!
"An Earnest Prayer For Pardon Of Sins" by Rees Prichard
Good reason, then, that man shou'd recommend
His soul, each night, unto his Maker's care,
And make him, e'er he goes to rest, his friend,
Lest he shou'd ne'er again breathe vital air.
"A Prayer At Going To Bed" by Rees Prichard
There's one of all others so much recommended
To cure every ill of old Eve's every daughter,
With nothing or next to't, for medicine expended,
For nothing to cure with is used but cold water.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Pudding" by Horatio Alger Jr
But still in all these matters, as in other things below,
There is a proper medium, as I'm about to show.
I do not recommend a newly-married pair to try
To carry on as PETER carried on with SARAH BLIGH.
"The Modest Couple" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And in conclusion I will say for good bathing Nairn is the best,
And besides its pleasant scenery is of historical interest;
And the climate gives health to many visitors while there,
Therefore I would recommend Nairn for balmy pure air.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

For larger groups, he recommends carolers peruse the classic, widely available book Carols for Choirs for inspiration.
Most Americans consume more than twice the recommended daily limit of salt, US government researchers said last year in a study that pointed to foods like pizza, cookies and meats as the main culprits.
Rats that were seven to 35 days old developed cataracts after being given a dose of Kalydeco that was about a tenth of the maximum recommended dose for people, the study showed.
Domino's New Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Not Recommended For People With Celiac Disease.
Domino's new gluten-free pizza crust not recommended for people with celiac disease.
The consultant, Management Advisory Group, recommends that DeKalb slim down to 1,162 administrative slots.
An Outline of the Issue — And Recommendations — in Michigan Sugarbeets.
Task force recommends crackdown on CFC management.
The Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Task Force today released seven recommendations to slow the spread of spiny water flea into Lake Champlain .
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Jason Reifler, recommends voters.
I would highly recommend these for anyone that is looking to spice up their Super Bowl party food.
I have been seeing a lot of people recommending chocolate milk post workout.
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Chubb Corp.
"In God We Trust" Recommended for Putnam County Courthouse.

In science:

An algorithm to build α(E ) iteratively on the basis of microstates visited during short ‘learning’ runs is usually recommended, see below.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Several modifications and improvements to this technique have been recommended and those interested can refer to .
Monte Carlo: Basics
There are two approaches to PN resummations recommended in Ref. .
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
This viewpoint is underemphasized in the recommender systems literature.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
We therefore take a connection-oriented viewpoint toward recommender systems research.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
For instance, Schafer, Konstan, and Riedl survey recommender systems in e-commerce based on interface, technology, and recommendation discovery .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
This seemingly simple example speaks volumes about the process of making recommendations.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Therefore, recommender systems involve user modeling, which includes developing a representation of user preferences and interests.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
While the evolution of recommender systems research is characterized by the shifts in matrix models illustrated in Table 1, the sparsity and anti-symmetric properties remained constant across each.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
GroupLens is a project of the recommender systems research group at the University of Minnesota.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Since the graph is directed, recommendations are anti-symmetric.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Recommender systems research focused on discovering existing social networks.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Finally, relevant recommended URLs and associated weights are returned to the user.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Precision and recall are applicable to the URLs that PHOAKS recommends and thus were computed.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The GroupLens recommender systems research group has evaluated recommendation algorithms for e-commerce .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research