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RECOMMEND', verb transitive [re and commend.]

1. To praise to another; to offer or commend to another's notice, confidence or kindness by favorable representations.

Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus.

[In this sense, commend, though less common, is the preferable word.]

2. To make acceptable.

A decent boldness ever meets with friends, succeeds, and ev'n a stranger recommends.

3. To commit with prayers.

Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren to the grace of God. Acts 15:40.

[Commend here is much to be preferred.]