recommend (someone or something) for (something)

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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We are proud of our associates and we are humbled they recommend us for the list.
That's why we've launched our 24 hour service - it's something our customers really appreciate and recommend us for. The trials have gone well, and now we're ready to roll it out to the whole Coffs Coast." Normally reserved for larger cities, the after hours service will cover customers in Macksville, Nambucca, Urunga, Bellingen, Sawtell, Bonville and Woolgoolga.
Martin said: "We are pleased that people have enjoyed themselves enough to recommend us for an award.
Referrals are always nice because someone has taken the trouble to recommend us for no gain.