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. Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises . . . Have made him precious to posterity. (Dryden)
Origin: Pref. Re- _ commend: cf. F. Recommander.