1. To bestow commendation on; to represent favourably; to suggest, endorse or encourage as an appropriate choice.
    The board recommends Philips, given his ample experience in similar positions.
  2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
  3. To advise, propose, counsel favorably
    The therapist recommends resting the mind and exercising the body.
  4. To commit, confide to another's care, confidence or acceptance, with favoring representations
    ''A medieval oblate's parents recommended the boy for life to God and the monastery

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