recommend

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recommend is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
recommend

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
recommend

Third-person singular
recommends

Past tense
recommended

Past participle
recommended

Present participle
recommending

  1. (transitive) If you recommend something, you tell somebody that it is good or that they should try it.
    The committee strongly recommended that the head teacher take the lead in defining the aims of the school.

Usage[change]

  • Recommend usually takes a subjunctive clause complement, for example:
  • We recommend that the change be made.
  • We recommend that he make the change.
  • Some people use a modal, such as could instead, for example:
  • We recommend that the change should be made.
  • We recommend that he should make the change.