- recommendation rec‧om‧men‧da‧tion [ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʆn] 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 recommendation of regulators.2. a suggestion that someone should choose a particular thing or person because they are very good or suitable:
• He was offered the job on Johnson's recommendation.
* * *recommendation UK US /ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʃən/ noun► [C or U] advice about what is the best thing to have or do: »
We accept the key recommendations of the report.»
The committee will investigate the matter and make a recommendation to the Board.»
We're pulling out on the recommendation of our accountants.► [C] the person or thing that has been suggested as the best choice: »
He was a controversial recommendation for the post.»
These are my recommendations for the shortlist.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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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
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
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recommendation — testimonial, *credential, character, reference Analogous words: approval, endorsement (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE): commendation (see corresponding verb at COMMEND) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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