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.]


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.


To make acceptable; to attract favor to.

A decent boldness ever meets with friends, Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends. Pope.


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


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