recommend etymology

English word recommend comes from Latin commendare, Latin re-

Detailed word origin of recommend

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
commendare Latin (lat)
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
recommender Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
recommend English (eng) (transitive) To advise, propose, counsel favorably. (transitive) To bestow commendation on; to represent favourably; to suggest, endorse or encourage as an appropriate choice.. (transitive) To make acceptable; to attract favor to.. (transitive, archaic) To commit, confide to another's care, confidence or acceptance, with favoring representations.

Words with the same origin as recommend

Descendants of commendare
command commander commanding commandment commando commend commodore recommended
Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction receive recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship