recommendation

  • 1 recommendation — rec‧om‧men‧da‧tion [ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. official advice given to someone about what to do: • His office will review the proposal and make a recommendation to the commission. • The plant was closed on the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 recommendation — I noun admonition, advice, advocacy, advocation, approbation, approval, boost, celebration, certificate, commendatio, commendation, counsel, credential, encouragement, endorsement, esteem, exhortation, good opinion, guidance, injunction,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 recommendation — mid 15c., from O.Fr. recommendation (Mod.Fr. recommandation), from M.L. recommendationem, noun of action from recommendare (see RECOMMEND (Cf. recommend)). Letter of recommendation is from late 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Recommendation — Rec om*men*da tion (r?k ?m*m?n*d? sh?n), n. [Cf. F. recommandation.] 1. The act of recommending. [1913 Webster] 2. That which recommends, or commends to favor; anything procuring, or tending to procure, a favorable reception, or to secure… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 recommendation — testimonial, *credential, character, reference Analogous words: approval, endorsement (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE): commendation (see corresponding verb at COMMEND) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 recommendation — [n] advice, approval advocacy, approbation, blessing, certificate, character reference, charge, commendation, counsel, direction, endorsement, esteem, eulogy, favorable mention, good word*, guidance, injunction, instruction, judgment, letter of… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 recommendation — [rek΄əmən dā′shən] n. [ME recomendacion < ML recommendatio] 1. the act of recommending, or calling attention to, a person or thing as suited to some purpose 2. anything that recommends or makes a favorable or pleasing impression; specif., a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 recommendation — noun 1 official suggestion ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, strong ▪ clear ▪ unanimous ▪ detailed ▪ specific …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 recommendation — n. 1) to give smb. a recommendation 2) to provide, write a recommendation for smb. 3) to make a recommendation 4) to act on, carry out, implement a recommendation 5) a lukewarm; negative; positive; strong; weak recommendation 6) a recommendation… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 recommendation — rec|om|men|da|tion W3 [ˌrekəmenˈdeıʃən] n 1.) official advice given to someone, especially about what to do ▪ We will review the case and make a recommendation to the client. recommendation for ▪ recommendations for school reform recommendation… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 recommendation */*/ — UK [ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms recommendation : singular recommendation plural recommendations 1) a suggestion or piece of advice about how to solve a problem, deal with a situation etc make a recommendation… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 recommendation — rec|om|men|da|tion [ ,rekəmen deıʃn ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount a suggestion or piece of advice about how to solve a problem, deal with a situation, etc.: recommendation for: recommendations for reform make a recommendation (to someone): The… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 recommendation — [[t]re̱kəmende͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ recommendations 1) N VAR: oft with poss The recommendations of a person or a committee are their suggestions or advice on what is the best thing to do. The committee s recommendations are unlikely to be made public …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Recommendation — A recommendation can be:* In technical contexts, a norm (philosophy) or a norm (sociology) * European Union recommendation, in international law * W3C recommendation, in Internet contexts …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 recommendation — noun 1 (C) official advice given to someone, especially about what to do: make a recommendation: The committee made a number of recommendations for improving safety standards. 2 (U) the action of suggesting to someone that they should choose a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 recommendation — noun 1) the advisory group s recommendations Syn: advice, counsel, guidance, direction, suggestion, proposal 2) a personal recommendation Syn: commendation, endorsement, good word, favorable mention, testimonial …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 recommendation — In feudal law, a method of converting allodial land into feudal property. The owner of the allod surrendered it to the king or a lord, doing homage, and received it back as a benefice or feud, to hold to himself and such of his heirs as he had… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 recommendation — /rek euh men day sheuhn, meuhn /, n. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 19 recommendation — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of recommending] Syn. advocacy, guidance, order, advice, counsel, direction, suggestion, tip, proposal, instruction, judgment, sanction, commendation, endorsement, support, approbation, charge, injunction, esteem,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 recommendation — n 1. letter, letter of recommendation, letter of introduction, reference, referral; voucher, credential, testimonial; good word, favorable mention, honorable mention, blurb, Inf. plug; sanction, approval, blessing, say so, nod of approval;… …

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