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suggest itself to someone

[for an idea] to seem to present itself to someone. A new scheme suggested itself to Alice as she looked at the records of the last attempt. As you read this, does anything suggest itself to you?
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suggest something to someone

to make a suggestion of something to someone. The waiter suggested the roast beef to all his customers. What did you suggest to the people at the other table? They look quite pleased with their meal.
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Irrespective of whether a factual dispute exists as to whether the employer has adopted an idea, so long as the decision-making body determines that the idea was not adopted and that compensation is not due, those decisions are final and binding upon the suggester.
Seth Siegler, Showing Suite's Chief Technology Officer and the original developer of Neighborhood Suggester, sees the HD IDX platform as a trial blazer in terms of setting the standard for agent search tools.
Suggesters simply log in and send their ideas and suggestions -- to the cafe down the street, to any store at the mall, or to any Fortune 500 company globally.
Mammata, however denies newness as a point of fact yet accepts the signification of suggesters and in that way one of the questions appears to have been answered by this great critic:
It also allows supervisors to nominate a person for recognition as the top suggesters of the year in both Soldier and DA civilian categories.
Also popular with name suggesters was anything with the word ``desert'' in it - including Desert Blossom School, Desert Breezes School, Desert Palms School, Desert Springs School, Desert Valley School, High Desert School, Golden Desert School and Desert Sand School.
Tim Kime, David Voorhees, and Andy Martino were named the 2007 Department of the Army Civilian and Military Suggesters of the Year--a first for Tobyhanna Army Depot.
To reward the airline's top suggesters for their ideas, American invited nearly 200 employees to Seattle to accept delivery of the aircraft.