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can·di·date

 (kăn′dĭ-dāt′, -dĭt)
n.
1. A person who seeks or is nominated for an office, prize, or honor.
2. A student who has nearly completed the requirements for a degree.
3. One that seems likely to gain a certain position or come to a certain fate: young actors who are candidates for stardom; a memorandum that is a good candidate for the trash can.

[Latin candidātus, clothed in white (from the white togas worn by Romans seeking office), candidate, from candidus, white; see candid.]

can′di·da·cy (-də-sē), can′di·da·ture′ (-də-cho͝or′, -chər) n.

candidate

(ˈkændɪˌdeɪt; -dɪt)
n
1. a person seeking or nominated for election to a position of authority or honour or selection for a job, promotion, etc
2. a person taking an examination or test
3. a person or thing regarded as suitable or likely for a particular fate or position: this wine is a candidate for his cellar.
[C17: from Latin candidātus clothed in white (because in ancient Rome a candidate wore a white toga), from candidus white]
candidacy, candidature, ˈcandidateˌship n

can•di•date

(ˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt)

n.
1. a person who seeks or is selected by others for an office, honor, etc.
2. a person deserving of or destined for a certain fate: a candidate for the poorhouse.
3. a student studying for a degree.
[1605–15; < Latin candidātus clothed in white (adj.), candidate for office (n., in reference to the white togas worn by those seeking office). See candid, -ate1]
can′di•da•cy (-də si) Chiefly Brit., can′di•da•ture (-də tʃər) can′di•date•ship`,
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candidate - a politician who is running for public officecandidate - a politician who is running for public office
dark horse - a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
favorite son - a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home state
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
running mate - a nominee for the lesser of two closely related political offices
spoiler - a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
stalking-horse - a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate
write-in, write-in candidate - a candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot and so must be written on the ballot by the voters
2.candidate - someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"

candidate

noun contender, competitor, applicant, nominee, entrant, claimant, contestant, suitor, aspirant, possibility, runner We spoke to them all and John emerged as the best candidate.

candidate

noun
A person who applies for or seeks something, such as a job or position:
Translations
kandidátuchazeč
kandidatansøger
ehdokaskandidaatti
kandidat
vizsgázó
calonkandidat
umsækjandi; frambjóîandi
候補者
후보
kandidatūra
kandidāts
kandidát
kandidat
kandidat
ผู้สมัคร
ứng cử viên

candidate

[ˈkændɪdeɪt] N (for job) → aspirante mf (for a) → solicitante mf (for de) (for election, examination) → candidato/a m/f (for a) (in competitive examination) → opositor(a) m/f (for a post a un puesto) the overweight are prime candidates for heart diseaselos obesos son los que presentan más riesgo de padecer enfermedades cardiacas

candidate

[ˈkændɪdeɪt] n
(for university)candidat(e) m/f
(in examination)candidat(e) m/f
(for constituency)candidat(e) m/f

candidate

n (Pol) → Kandidat(in) m(f); (= exam candidate also)Prüfling m; to stand as (a) candidatekandidieren; they are candidates for relegation (Sport) → sie sind Abstiegskandidaten; the obese are prime candidates for heart diseaseFettleibige stehen auf der Liste der Herzinfarktkandidaten ganz oben
adj attr candidate country (for EU membership etc) → Beitrittskandidat f

candidate

[ˈkændɪˌdeɪt] ncandidato/a

candidate

(ˈkӕndidət) , ((American) -deit) noun
a person who enters for a competition or examination (for a job, prize etc). a candidate for the job of manager; a parliamentary candidate.
ˈcandidacy (-dəsi) , ˈcandidature (-dətʃə) noun
being a candidate.

candidate

مُرَشَّح kandidát kandidat Kandidat υποψήφιος candidato ehdokas candidat kandidat candidato 候補者 후보 kandidaat kandidat kandydat candidato кандидат kandidat ผู้สมัคร aday ứng cử viên 候选人

candidate

n candidato -ta mf; candidate for a heart transplant..candidato a trasplante de corazón
References in classic literature ?
The Commission charged with the ex- amination of candidates for posts in the army came with the king to the Valley, whereas they could have transacted their business just as well at home.
This diversion is only practised by those persons who are candidates for great employments, and high favour at court.
Bygrave to give him any assistance; he would confer, when they got to their journey's end, with the landlady of the hotel, and would examine the candidates for the vacant office himself.
He would be both ashamed and afraid to bring forward, for the most distinguished or lucrative stations, candidates who had no other merit than that of coming from the same State to which he particularly belonged, or of being in some way or other personally allied to him, or of possessing the necessary insignificance and pliancy to render them the obsequious instruments of his pleasure.
There was an open carriage-and-four, for the Honourable Samuel Slumkey; and there were four carriage-and- pair, for his friends and supporters; and the flags were rustling, and the band was playing, and the constables were swearing, and the twenty committee-men were squabbling, and the mob were shouting, and the horses were backing, and the post-boys perspiring; and everybody, and everything, then and there assembled, was for the special use, behoof, honour, and renown, of the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, of Slumkey Hall, one of the candidates for the representation of the borough of Eatanswill, in the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Doyle had done him a good turn once, he explained, and was really a bully chap; Doyle was a workingman himself, and would represent the workingmen--why did they want to vote for a millionaire "sheeny," and what the hell had Mike Scully ever done for them that they should back his candidates all the time?
As most young candidates for the pains and penalties of whaling stop at this same New Bedford, thence to embark on their voyage, it may as well be related that I, for one, had no idea of so doing.
But Hawley tells me that if they send up a Whig at all it is sure to be Bagster, one of those candidates who come from heaven knows where, but dead against Ministers, and an experienced Parliamentary man.
The Monkey came with the rest and presented, with all a mother's tenderness, a flat-nosed, hairless, ill-featured young Monkey as a candidate for the promised reward.
They were so pleased with the decision that they declared the Coyote their candidate for the Grizzly Bearship; but whether he ever obtained the office history does not relate.
Naseby, becoming engrossed in securing the election of a sound party candidate to Parliament, wrote a flaming letter to the papers.
Arrayed in decent black; occupying a conspicuous pulpit; intent on bible leaves; what a candidate for an archbishoprick, what a lad for a Pope were this mincer