recommend (someone or something) to (one)

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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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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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References in classic literature ?
"Elizabeth Bennet," said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, "is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex by undervaluing their own; and with many men, I dare say, it succeeds.
The wildest dreams of wild men, even, are not the less true, though they may not recommend themselves to the sense which is most common among Englishmen and Americans today.
Did the Articles 4 and 10-A of the Constitution not recommend themselves to the Supreme Court, while handing down the judgment?
Plus, being four means that I can be the voice of experience on all those toys which recommend themselves to those of us over three.