• WordNet 3.6
    • n recommendation any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission "her pleasant personality is already a recommendation","his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"
    • n recommendation something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
    • n recommendation something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
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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
    • Recommendation That which recommends, or commends to favor; anything procuring, or tending to procure, a favorable reception, or to secure acceptance and adoption; as, he brought excellent recommendations .
    • Recommendation The act of recommending.
    • Recommendation The state of being recommended; esteem. "The burying of the dead . . . hath always been had in an extraordinary recommendation amongst the ancient."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At one time, pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles
    • n recommendation The act of recommending or of commending; the act of representing in a favorable manner for the purpose of procuring the notice, confidence, or civilities of another.
    • n recommendation That which procures a kind or favorable reception; any thing, quality, or attribute, which produces or tends to produce a favorable acceptance, reception, or adoption.
    • n recommendation Favor; repute.
    • n recommendation A letter of recommendation.
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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.
    • n Recommendation act of recommending: act of introducing with commendation: repute: letter of recommendation
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  • Hunter S. Thompson
    “I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Nothing recommends a man to the female mind than courage.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.”
  • Tony Hancock
    Tony Hancock
    “It's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. recommandation,


In literature:

I recommend this report to the consideration of Congress.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
She recommended an ordinary trial for high treason, and if the jury did not do its duty, they might take the shorter way.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
Sir John Malcolm acknowledges and recommends my Persian visitor Bruce.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
He recommends to him the perfecting of himself.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
Warmed milk is recommended especially.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
NEW TUBEROUS PLANTS recommended as substitutes for the potato.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
He gave his master the name of being a "bad man," and refused to recommend him for anything.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Give reasons for recommending ON THE BACK.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
The same solvent of free government that Durham recommended was needed by Ireland.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
Let this course recommend itself to thee.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"

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
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
"The ebomminable Englishmen, the Parsing and his Clark,
His Holiness's Air-dresser devised it in the dark!
And I would recommend you in prison for to throw
These villians would esassinate the Holy POPE PIO?
"A Woeful New Ballad Of The Protestant Conspiracy To Take The Pope’s Life" by William Makepeace Thackeray
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:

We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program.
Brio Tuscan Grille 305 Christiana Mall Road, Newark, 368-1448, Recommended dishes: bruschetta, sweet potato risotto.
The Anglican Church makes its final recommendation to government for a new Archbishop of Canterbury this week.
Soil temperatures are still above recommended levels (50 degrees and cooling 4-inch temperature) for the fall application of anhydrous ammonia.
Federal investigators issued urgent safety recommendations nationwide Tuesday about the train control system at the center of the fatal Metro crash in June.
Here are recommendations of the best books on the economy from leaders in the field.
Acting on recommendations contained in a recent Indiana Municipal Insurance Program report, Berne City Council on Monday voted to remove two pieces of playground equipment that have been staples at the city's Lehman Park for decades.
Food Reviews & Stories People aren't shy about recommending a favorite Ethiopian restaurant.
Brio Tuscan Grille 305 Christiana Mall Road, Newark, 368-1448, Recommended dishes: bruschetta, sweet potato risotto.
Recommendations for how the federal government can better support a well-rounded education for each child.
National Grid Recommends Broadly Unchanged Investment 2013 To 2021.
This is an important educational video which we recommend to parents.
She says the recipe makes 30 brownies, but they're so rich you could cut them smaller than the recommended 2x3 inches and get more.
She recommends daily brushing as well as dental check-ups, which can be done with a yearly exam.
(May 17, 2012) From the time the Journal was founded in 1990 up until a few election cycles ago, we endorsed candidates and made recommendations on ballot measures.

In science:

We recommend [Ke1] for background on potential theory with many examples and [BOl] for a survey of recent developments.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
We suspect this is contamination from disc emission. (2) We strongly recommend the use of TiO rather than NaI for future radial velocity studies.
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
Again, the particular case M = 1 is quite instructive and can be recommended to follow first for understanding of the general formulae outlined below.
Spectra of Random Contractions and Scattering Theory for Discrete-Time Systems
Holtzman et al. 1995), and charge transfer efficiency as recommended by the HST Data Handbook.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
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