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?
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References in classic literature ?
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
I can give you instructions for preserving her general health; and I can recommend you to try some change in her life--provided you first relieve her mind of any secret anxieties that may possibly be preying on it.'"
If you have any means of access in the direction of the wife's family, we strongly recommend you to make use of them.