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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Allegations about unscrupulous will-writing companies include them targeting older people with high-pressure selling techniques, offering wills for a low or discounted fee, then recommending themselves to be appointed as executors, selling other services without full advice.
Last Wednesday, this paper published letters from a pair of union organisers recommending themselves to staff, one from the Transport and General Workers' Union (T&G), who have a recognition deal with Stanley - and, incidentally, earned plaudits from both sides for their role in settling the stalls handlers' dispute \321 and another from Community, a smaller TUC affiliate formed by a merger between two other groups.