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recommendation

[rek-uh-men-dey-shuh n, -muh n-] /ˌrɛk ə mɛnˈdeɪ ʃən, -mən-/
noun
1.
an act of recommending.
2.
a letter or the like recommending a person or thing.
3.
representation in favor of a person or thing.
4.
anything that serves to recommend a person or thing, or induce acceptance or favor.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English recommendacion < Medieval Latin recommendātiōn- (stem of recommendātiō), equivalent to recommendāt(us) (past participle of recommendāre to recommend; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
prerecommendation, noun
Synonyms
1. See advice.
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Examples for recommendation
  • Strange they have found a cause with no recommendation to fix the problem.
  • He taught me a lot and he provided me with excellent recommendation letters.
  • The reasoning behind the recommendation is that natural colors often reflect what nutrients a food contains.
  • First, several members have to write letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • My recommendation is to go to both days if you can afford it.
  • Best recommendation is to get a copy of the book and study it.
  • Shawn was participating in a summer-book-recommendation-by-famous-figures feature.
  • Showing that if a good face is a letter of recommendation, a good heart is a letter of credit.
  • It was her strong recommendation to destroy the hives and start fresh.
  • Bad letters of recommendation are anything other than glowing letters.
British Dictionary definitions for recommendation

recommendation

/ˌrɛkəmɛnˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of recommending
2.
something that recommends, esp a letter presenting someone as suitable for a job, etc
3.
something that is recommended, such as a course of action
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Word Origin and History for recommendation
recommendation
mid-15c., from O.Fr. recommendation (Mod.Fr. recommandation), from M.L. recommendationem, noun of action from recommendare (see recommend). Letter of recommendation is from late 15c.
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