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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.