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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecommendrec‧om‧mend /ˌrekəˈmend/ ●●● S2 W2 verb [transitive]  1 ADVISEto advise someone to do something, especially because you have special knowledge of a situation or subjectrecommend (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.recommend somebody to do something Students are recommended to make an appointment with a counselor.see thesaurus at advise2 SUGGESTto 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.see thesaurus at suggest3 something has much/little/nothing to recommend itGrammarPatterns with recommend (meaning 1)In everyday English, you recommend that someone does something: I recommend that she speaks to a lawyer. ‘That’ can be omitted: I recommend she speaks to a lawyer.In more formal English, you recommend that someone do something, using the base form of the verb (=the infinitive without ‘to’): I recommend that she speak to a lawyer. Don’t say: I recommend her to speak to a lawyer.In more formal English, you also use the base form of the verb when talking about the past: I recommended that she speak to a lawyer. You recommend that someone should do something: I recommended that they should get insurance. You can say it is recommended that someone (should) do something: It is recommended that everyone (should) take the test. Patterns with recommend (meaning 2)You recommend something to someone: I recommended a book to her. Don’t say: I recommended her a book.COLLOCATIONSMeaning 2: to say that something or someone is good, or suggest them for a particular purpose or jobadverbshighly recommendThis book is highly recommended by those who have used it.heartily recommend (=strongly and enthusiastically)I heartily recommend the cheese sandwiches.thoroughly recommendOverall I can thoroughly recommend this film to anyone with an interest in space travel.definitely/certainly recommendWe would definitely recommend these books to students in fourth to sixth grade.personally recommendAre there any hair colouring products you can personally recommend?THESAURUSrecommend to advise someone to do something, especially when you have special knowledge of a situation or subjectI would strongly recommend buying a good quality bicycle rather than a cheap one.The report recommended stricter supervision of the trade in live animals.tell to tell someone that you think they should do something, especially in order to avoid problemsWe’ve been told that we should start revising early.I told you not to drink the water here.urge to strongly advise someone to do something because you think it is very importantHer doctor has urged her to see a specialist.Police are urging drivers not to come into London this weekend.advocate to say publicly that something should be done, often something that a lot of people disagree aboutIn 1984, he advocated the use of force against Nicaragua.I am surprised that dentists don’t advocate the use of fluoride tablets.endorse to say in an advertisement that you like a product and think that people should use itA lot of companies use sports stars to endorse their products.→ See Verb table
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recommendThe hotel's restaurant comes highly recommended.The prosecutor recommended a 15-year sentence.Can you recommend a good hotel near here?They would interview applicants and they would recommend a man to him.The report recommends a number of changes in the existing law.Ask friends to recommend babysitters. That's the safest way.I would always recommend buying a good quality bicycle rather than a cheap one.The first applicant was recommended by a friend of the boss.The recommended dosage for children is 20 milligrams.Who would you recommend for this job, Stuart?I didn't recommend it because I had seen what it had done to sensitive artists like Scott Walker.Corfu was wonderful - I'd recommend it to anyone.And all over the nation, older women are getting far fewer than the recommended number of mammography exams.McGehee advocates the creation of an independent Office of Ethics Counsel to interpret the rules, investigate complaints and recommend sanctions.The Forsyth Report recommended stricter supervision of the trade in live animals.Doctors recommend that all children be immunized against polio and tuberculosis.For a number of reasons, therefore, planners may recommend that growth should be channelled into selected settlements.The directors are recommending that shareholders accept Baldwin's offer.I strongly recommend that you get your brakes checked before you go on a long drive.Ask your tour guide to recommend the best places to eat.In summary, it is difficult for this writer to recommend this book.recommend (that)Ralph wants faster growth, so Steinmetz recommends a tougher investment strategy with an 8 percent return.It should not be assumed, therefore, that it is legitimate to recommend excessively frequent dealing to a non-private customer.They meet on call to present and analyze recommended improvements of the interaction of the teams or of specific production processes.While the president has recommended targeted tax reductions for families with children and education, administration officials oppose across-the-board cuts.The school might, for example, recommend that musical activity takes place on a weekly basis.It was he who recommended that the fire be extinguished by dropping sand mixed with boron and lead on to the reactor.For the virtuosi of this kind we recommend the Walter style of piano.On Wednesday, the ethics committee is to begin considering what punishment to recommend to the House.recommend something to somebodyIt's a children's book, but I recommend it to everyone.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrecommendrec‧om‧mend /ˌrekəˈmend/ verb [transitive]1to advise someone to do something, especially because you have special knowledge of a situation or subjectMost brokers are recommending that investors take some cash out of money funds.2to say that something or someone would be a good thing or person to chooseCan you recommend a good lawyer?recommend somebody for somethingI would recommend Mr Bryant for the position of Assistant Manager.→ See Verb table
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recommend
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrecommend
he, she, itrecommends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrecommended
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave recommended
he, she, ithas recommended
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad recommended
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill recommend
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have recommended
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam recommending
he, she, itis recommending
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you, we, theyare recommending
Past
I, he, she, itwas recommending
you, we, theywere recommending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been recommending
he, she, ithas been recommending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been recommending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be recommending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been recommending
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