Recommend Rec`om*mend" (r?k`?m*m?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recommended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recommending}.] [Pref. re- + commend: cf. F. recommander.] 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. [1913 Webster]

M[ae]cenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises . . . have made him precious to posterity. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to. [1913 Webster]

A decent boldness ever meets with friends, Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To commit; to give in charge; to commend. [1913 Webster]

Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. --Acts xv. 40. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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