(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of recommending]
Syn. advocacy, guidance, order, advice, counsel, direction, suggestion, tip, proposal, instruction, judgment, sanction, commendation, endorsement, support, approbation, charge, injunction, esteem, eulogy, praise; see also advice , suggestion 1 .
Ant. disapproval, opposition*, antagonism.
2. [A document that vouches for character or ability]
Syn. certificate, testimonial, reference, character, character reference, letter of recommendation, letter in support, credentials; see also sense 1.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
suggestion, advice, endorsement, approval, prescription, *good word, counsel, testimonial, reference, plug, *word to the wise.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An indication of commendation or approval: backing, endorsement, support. See SUPPORT. 2. A statement attesting to personal qualifications, character, and dependability: character, reference, testimonial. See SUPPORT. 3. An opinion as to a decision or course of action: advice, counsel. See OPINION.

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