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 for recommend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus,
              whose praises . . . have made him precious to
              posterity.                            --Dryden.
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     2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
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              A decent boldness ever meets with friends,
              Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends. --Pope.
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     3. To commit; to give in charge; to commend.
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              Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by
              the brethren unto the grace of God.   --Acts xv. 40.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recommend
      v 1: push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly
           that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day" [syn: recommend,
           urge, advocate]
      2: express a good opinion of [syn: commend, recommend]
      3: make attractive or acceptable; "Honesty recommends any
         person"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  103 Moby Thesaurus words for "recommend":
     acclaim, advance, advise, advocacy, advocate, advocating,
     advocation, applaud, approve, back, blandish, boost, brief,
     bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, cajole, call on,
     call upon, certificate of character, character,
     character reference, coach, coax, commend, commend to attention,
     compliment, confer, consult with, counsel, credential, cry up,
     direct, endorse, exhort, favor, guide, hail, high-pressure, hype,
     importune, insist, insist upon, instruct, introduce, jawbone,
     kibitz, launch, lay before, letter of introduction, lobby,
     make a motion, meddle, moot, move, nag, offer a resolution,
     open up, patronage, persuade, plead with, plug, pose, postulate,
     praise, prefer, prescribe, press, pressure, promote, propose,
     proposition, propound, puff, push, put forth, put forward,
     put it to, recommendation, reference, second, set before,
     set forth, soft-soap, speak highly of, speak warmly of,
     speak well of, stand up for, start, submit, subscribe to, suggest,
     support, sweet-talk, testimonial, tout, underwrite, urge,
     vouch for, voucher, wheedle, work on
  
  

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