One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his former employer recommended him for the post’
advocate, endorse, commend, approve, suggest, put forward, propose, advance, nominate, put up, mention
speak favourably of, speak well of, put in a good word for, beat the drum for, vouch for, look with favour on
informal push, plug
British informal big something up
2‘the committee recommended a cautious approach’
advise, counsel, urge, exhort, enjoin, prescribe, speak in favour of, speak for, argue for, back, support, offer as one's opinion
suggest, advocate, propose
3‘however little else there was to recommend her, she could at least cook’
have in one's favour, render appealing, render attractive, render desirable, endow with appeal, endow with attraction, give an advantage to
informal have going for one
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