Rec·om·mend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recommended; p. pr. & vb. n. Recommending.]
1. 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.
Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises . . . have made him precious to posterity. --Dryden.
2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
A decent boldness ever meets with friends,
Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends. --Pope.
3. To commit; to give in charge; to commend.
Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. --Acts xv. 40.
v 1: push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly
that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day" [syn: urge, advocate]
2: express a good opinion of [syn: commend]
3: make attractive or acceptable; "Honesty recommends any