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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?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While discussing the Bill on Delegated Legislation prepared by the Legislative Drafting Unit, the Committee recommended, as suggested by Senator Raza Rabbani, that the Bill must be simple, since it would create ease of passage in both Houses.
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It has been revealed that those who absolutely failed to find " right nominees" have recommended their " own people" for the awards.
As for the advertiser's "#1 Pharmacist Recommended" and the "#1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand" claims, NAD appreciated that the advertiser has removed its "#1 Pharmacist Recommended" seal from its current advertising, an action that NAD deemed necessary and proper.
Once the sale is completed the friend who recommended Miller Homes to them receives a pounds 1,000 reward.
The silver anniversary edition of the guide recommended 516 out of 754 (68%) UK bathing beaches as having excellent water quality - up 8% from last year and the best in its 25-year history.
This feature will also display avatars of a user's Facebook Friends who have recommended the story, as well as the total recommend count, according to CNN.
Despite a fall in the number of beaches making the "recommended" standard for the Good Beach Guide, the North East still has some of the best quality beaches in the UK and is second only to the South West as the region enjoying the highest percentage of MCS Recommended beaches this year.
Appendixes that "define" the region, its habitats, animals, and plants and the index that categorizes the entries by state and lists parks and preserves along with recommended reading make this an excellent volume for use in the classroom.
To address these issues, the task force recommended three new technical advice processes: (i) a streamlined general advice process, (ii) a case-specific process for providing advice to the field, and (iii) a new category of generic, industry-specific legal advice.
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