suggest (something) to (one)

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suggest (something) to (one)

1. To present some evidence of something to one; to imply, express, or make evident something indirectly to one. Often constructed as "suggest to one something." His hesitation suggested a lack of commitment to Sarah. The whole situation suggests to me a breakdown of communication.
2. To propose something to one; to offer something for one's consideration. I suggested a different approach to my boss that might yield better results. The professor suggested a few places where the students could find resources for their projects.
3. To make a recommendation of something to one. She suggested the steak to me, but I really had a hankering for chicken. I suggest this book to all of my clients.
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suggest something to someone

to make a suggestion of something to someone. The waiter suggested the roast beef to all his customers. What did you suggest to the people at the other table? They look quite pleased with their meal.
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References in classic literature ?
"I was afraid that the overhanging branch would suggest something to them," said I, "but I don't mind the disappointment.
'By the by, my dear Traddles,' said I, 'your experience may suggest something to me.
His GP will check him out and may be able to suggest something to help.