Definition of recommendation in English:

recommendation

noun

  • 1A suggestion or proposal as to the best course of action, especially one put forward by an authoritative body.

    ‘the committee put forward forty recommendations for change’
    • ‘Her recommendations were presented in a series of bullet points down the side of the television screen.’
    • ‘Her second recommendation proposes human rights as a way to safeguard human dignity.’
    • ‘Any recommendation will then go forward to the district council's full meeting in May.’
    • ‘Another of the more radical recommendations focuses on medical training.’
    • ‘He was eventually acquitted, though with the recommendation that he leave the country immediately.’
    • ‘Its key recommendation that tax on drink be increased to discourage consumption was ignored in the Budget.’
    • ‘As the Herald went to press, members of the national park's property committee were discussing a recommendation to approve the idea.’
    • ‘The coroner said he was not proposing to set out a list of recommendations to hospitals.’
    • ‘Members put forward their own recommendations at an association committee meeting.’
    • ‘It has not fully accepted the main recommendation but is proposing to fund nursing care in nursing homes.’
    • ‘Parish councillors are expected to make their recommendations on the plan to Bradford Council.’
    • ‘The body is due to make its recommendations at the end of this month and Clarke will decide whether to implement them.’
    • ‘This concluded with a recommendation that both proposals be rejected.’
    • ‘The literature has not yielded many new proposals or recommendations on how to promote citizenship.’
    • ‘These proposals will be evaluated and a recommendation made to the Executive Committee before a final decision is made.’
    • ‘We look forward to considering the consultants' recommendations around the end of September.’
    • ‘It may also put forward recommendations on areas requiring immediate attention.’
    • ‘As a result of these findings the overview panel put forward 14 recommendations.’
    • ‘The report does make recommendations to the governing bodies to bring about improvements in football.’
    • ‘After that, final recommendations will be put forward to the Strategic Health Authority.’
    • ‘Resource constraints meant that this recommendation was not followed, with predictable consequences.’
    advice, counsel, guidance, direction, exhortation, enjoinder, advocacy
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    1. 1.1 The action of recommending something or someone.
      ‘he selected his staff by personal recommendation’
      • ‘Mr Dunn said motorists choose a garage on personal recommendation.’
      • ‘He was therefore, an important man in the area, and it was only natural for those who knew him to request letters of recommendation for their friends.’
      • ‘People tend to use three criteria: reputation, personal recommendation and price.’
      • ‘In deserving cases, items such as milk, bread and egg are given to prisoners on the recommendation of medical officers.’
      • ‘Personal recommendation is the most powerful marketing method for any solo business.’
      • ‘So, on various people's recommendation we went to see a cranial osteopath.’
      • ‘A mixture of serendipity, personal experience and recommendation built the list of artists.’
      • ‘He had no need of letters of recommendation - church members with radically changed lives were his testimonial.’
      • ‘They regard it as part of their maternal duty that their children's appearance shall act as a letter of recommendation when they leave the house.’
      • ‘As with so many things, word of mouth and personal recommendation are often the best way to chose a doctor.’
      • ‘However, the best way to find a really competent adviser is through personal recommendation.’
      • ‘They may request letters of recommendation from instructors, a résumé, or transcripts.’
      • ‘I don't have much idea of what we actually ate, because we accepted the manager's recommendation to try a selection of their best dishes.’
      • ‘Other children attended through recommendation from social workers and healthcare staff.’
      commendation, endorsement, good word, favourable mention, special mention, testimonial
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Pronunciation

recommendation

/ˌrekəmənˈdāSH(ə)n//ˌrɛkəmənˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/