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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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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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When recommending another adviser, do you communicate to the client--in writing--the nature of the work to be performed by that adviser and the extent, if any, to which you will evaluate his or her Work?
In addition, before recommending any new taxes, the Commission should assure itself that the Department of Revenue will be able to administer the proposals and provide meaningful guidance and forms to inform taxpayers of their compliance obligations.
The Premier's Council is recommending a number of major reforms for Ontario's education, training and labor adjustment systems.
While recommending the approval ofAZT, committee members express concern about making it generally available.
The General Accounting Office issued a report to the Joint Committee on Taxation recommending the Internal Revenue Service improve its compliance efforts for sole proprietors.
See June 11, 1990, Directive on Dividends from a Subsidiary and Memorandum of April 18, 1990, on EC Company Taxation (recommending the elimination of withholding taxes on dividends, interest, and royalties paid within an EEC corporate group).
The American Institute of CPAs commended the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department on proposed amendments issued last October to regulations governing the practice of individuals before the IRS under circular 230, while recommending a number of modifications.