Definitions for: Recommendation

[n] any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission; "her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"; "his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"
[n] something (as a course of action) that is recommeended as advisable
[n] something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable

Webster (1913) Definition: Rec`om*men*da"tion (r?k`?m*m?n*d?"sh?n), n.
[Cf. F. recommandation.]
1. The act of recommending.

2. That which recommends, or commends to favor; anything
procuring, or tending to procure, a favorable reception,
or to secure acceptance and adoption; as, he brought
excellent recommendations.

3. The state of being recommended; esteem. [R.]

The burying of the dead . . . hath always been had
in an extraordinary recommendation amongst the
ancient. --Sir T.

Synonyms: good word, passport, testimonial

See Also: advice, character, character reference, characteristic, congratulations, kudos, praise, puff, reference, referral

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