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recommend (someone or something) as (something)

To give someone or something a recommendation as being ideal in some particular role, function, or ability. I really recommend her as a psychiatrist—she helped me through a really tough period of my life. Would you recommend this hotel as a suitable place to bring kids? It was a bit uncouth of him to recommend himself as the best candidate for the position.
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recommend (someone or something) for (something)

1. To suggest someone or something as being ideal for some particular task, job, requirement, etc. I'd really recommend this tool for the job—it'll do everything you need. I have every confidence in recommending Jeremy for the job.
2. To suggest that someone or something receive or benefit from something. Whom would you recommend for the promotion? I'd recommend this one for repairs first, as it's in the worst condition of the three.
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recommend (someone or something) to (one)

To make a suggestion to one regarding which person or thing one should choose (for something). I can recommend a good psychiatrist to you, if you're thinking about seeking some help. Excuse me, would you be able to recommend a computer to me?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

recommend someone as something

to suggest someone as something. Could you recommend Frank as a good carpenter? I can recommend Jane Smith as a good artist.
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recommend someone for something

to suggest someone for something. I would be very glad to recommend you for promotion. She recommended herself as the best choice.
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recommend someone or something to someone

to suggest that someone choose someone or something. I would like to recommend Sally to you as a good prospect for membership on the committee. Could you recommend a good mechanic to me?
See also: recommend, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We recommend that the Welsh Government increase the period of exemption from empty property rates for new development or significant refurbishment of existing property on a speculative basis in all areas of Wales.
Miller Homes, which has a new homes development at Scholars Way in St Helens, is one of the most recommended new house builders in the UK and prides itself on its award-winning levels of customer care.
The task forces recommended that the revised TAM procedure provide that, whenever there is a dispute between the taxpayer and the examination team about the facts, National Office counsel will issue the TAM based on the examination team's version of the facts.
Weil seems to be saying that people should trust his advice because he has nothing to gain when they buy the vitamins he recommends. Not exactly.
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In contrast, 100 per cent recommended Greek holiday specialist company Laskarina, while 92 per cent recommended VFB which mainly deals in French holidays.
OUT OF THE TROPICS The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies in Washington, D.C., currently recommends that people from infancy through age 50 get 200 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day, that those ages 51 through 70 receive 400 IU daily, and that anyone over 70 get a net of 600 IU from sun, food, and supplements.
However, the panel hedged somewhat and stated that while it is recommending there not be any new rule, if one is put forward by OSHA, "the panel recommends that, if there is to be a standard, OSHA consider and solicit comment on maintaining the existing PEL.
For this reason, it is recommended that a procedure for retiring dropped cartridges be developed.
Because barrier methods are not the most effective means of fertility control, the family planning field traditionally has been reluctant to recommend these methods alone for dual protection.
According to OGRA's summary, a copy of which was available with Geo News, a decrease of Rs0.77 per litre was recommend in the price of petrol.
According to Conde Nast Traveler (CNTraveler), language-learning app Babble asked a group of ambassadors from diverse countries to recommend a book that helps readers before they visit their countries.
"It's great news that we are able to recommend more beaches than ever for excellent water quality and it shows just how good British beaches can be," she said.
* Capital equipment cost should be the last consideration, though that may be easier to recommend than to put in practice.
I'd recommend this disc even it weren't Leonard Bernstein's original score, before it was doctored for the Broadway stage and the Hollywood screen.