recommend

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌrɛkəˈmɛnd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rek′ə mend)


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recommend
If you recommend someone or something, you praise them and advise other people to use them or buy them.
I asked my friends to recommend a doctor who is good with children.
We strongly recommend the publications listed on the back page of this leaflet.
You can say that you recommend someone or something for a particular job or purpose.
Nell was recommended for a job as a cleaner.
I recommend running for strengthening your leg muscles.
If you recommend a particular action, you say that it is the best thing to do in the circumstances.
They recommended a merger of the two biggest supermarket groups.
The doctor may recommend limiting the amount of fat in your diet.
You can recommend that someone does something or recommend that someone should do something.
Waugh was examined by a doctor who recommended that he see an orthopaedic surgeon.
It is strongly recommended that you should attend this course if possible.
You can also recommend someone to do something.
Although they have eight children, they do not recommend other couples to have families of this size.
Some people consider this use to be incorrect, and say that you should say ‘Although they have eight children, they do not recommend that other couples should have families of this size’.
Be careful
Don't say that you ‘recommend someone’ a particular action. Don't say, for example, ‘I recommend you a visit to Paris’. Say ‘I recommend a visit to Paris’, ‘I recommend visiting Paris’, or ‘I recommend that you visit Paris’.
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