Definition of recommendation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    recommendation

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] an official suggestion about the best thing to do to accept/reject a recommendation recommendation (to somebody) (for/on/about something) The committee made recommendations to the board on teachers' pay and conditions. I had the operation on the recommendation of my doctor. The major recommendation is for a change in the law.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of telling somebody that something is good or useful or that somebody would be suitable for a particular job, etc. We chose the hotel on their recommendation (= because they recommended it). It's best to find a builder through personal recommendation. Here's a list of my top CD recommendations. The girl lived up to her mother’s recommendation of being ‘good with children’.
  3. 3[countable] (especially North American English) a formal letter or statement that somebody would be suitable for a particular job, etc. synonym testimonial
  4. Extra examples I sent them a résumé and three letters of recommendation. It’s best to find a builder through personal recommendation. Many companies hire through word-of-mouth recommendations from existing employees. Swiss chocolates need no recommendation. The Senate recommendation stated that the privatization of public hospitals should stop. The UN Security Council endorsed the recommendation submitted by the Secretary General. The chef comes with her recommendation. The committee has produced a set of recommendations on ethics in health care. The committee put forward broad recommendations for the improvement of safety at sports grounds. The design of the breakwater was based on the recommendations of an engineering study. The government gave assurances that it would implement the recommendations in full. The new housekeeper came on the highest recommendation. The report made wide-ranging recommendations for government. These two albums get my highest recommendation. We went to Corfu on your recommendation. We went to Malibu on your recommendation= because you recommended it. What are your practical recommendations for a healthy diet? Will you write me a recommendation letter? a detailed set of recommendations following a comprehensive examination of the subject recommendations aimed at achieving a more equitable admissions policy recommendations by the judges recommendations for improving the quality of service recommendations in respect of bank officials recommendations on how health and safety standards might be improved recommendations with regard to management procedures the board’s recommendations to the minister to develop a plan in line with the recommendations of national policy The committee made recommendations to the board on teachers’ pay and conditions. The company gave her a glowing recommendation. The girl lived up to her mother’s recommendation of being ‘good with children’. The report made a number of recommendations. We chose the hotel on their recommendation.
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