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