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recommend

verb
     
rec‧om‧mend S3 W2 [transitive]
1 to advise someone to do something, especially because you have special knowledge of a situation or subject
recommend (that)
I recommend that you get some professional advice.
Doctors strongly recommend that fathers should be present at their baby's birth.
recommend doing something
I would never recommend using a sunbed on a regular basis.
Sleeping tablets are not recommended in this case.
It is dangerous to exceed the recommended dose.
2 to say that something or someone is good, or suggest them for a particular purpose or job:
I recommend the butter chicken - it's delicious.
Can you recommend a good lawyer?
recommend something to somebody
I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in chemistry.
recommend something for something/somebody
Which type of oil do you recommend for my car?
recommend somebody for something
I have decided to recommend you for the directorship.
highly/thoroughly recommend
The hotel is highly recommended.
3

something has much/little/nothing to recommend it

used to say that something has many, few, or no good qualities:
The town itself has little to recommend it.
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!! You do not say 'recommend someone something' What wine do you recommend (NOT recommend us)? You can recommend something to someone I bought this album after a friend recommended it to me. You can recommend that someone do something or recommend doing something I recommend that you see your doctor. If you go to London, we recommend visiting (NOT recommend you visiting) Tate Modern.

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