Pronunciation: (rek"u-mend'),[key] —v.t. 1. to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book. 2. to represent or urge as advisable or expedient: to recommend caution. 3. to advise, as an alternative; suggest (a choice, course of action, etc.) as appropriate, beneficial, or the like: He recommended the blue-plate special. The doctor recommended special exercises for her. 4. to make desirable or attractive: a plan that has very little to recommend it.