Hypertext Webster Gateway: "recommended"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Recommend \Rec`om*mend"\ (r?k`?m*m?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Recommended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recommending}.] [Pref. re- +
commend: cf. F. recommander.]
1. To commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit
to another's care, confidence, or acceptance, with
favoring representations; to put in a favorable light
before any one; to bestow commendation on; as, he
recommended resting the mind and exercising the body.

M[ae]cenas recommended Virgil and Horace to
Augustus, whose praises . . . have made him precious
to posterity. --Dryden.

2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.

A decent boldness ever meets with friends, Succeeds,
and e'en a stranger recommends. --Pope.

3. To commit; to give in charge; to commend.

Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by
the brethren unto the grace of God. --Acts xv. 40.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : mentioned as worthy of acceptance; "the recommended
medicine"; "the suggested course of study" [syn: {suggested}]

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