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 (kăn′dĭ-dāt′, -dĭt)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candidature - the campaign of a candidate to be electedcandidature - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
whistle-stop tour - a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited; "in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
front-porch campaign, front-porch campaigning - a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel; "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896"; "her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
whispering campaign - the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
stumping - campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches)


[ˈkændɪdətʃəʳ] N (Brit) → candidatura f
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Without vanity, I was not under the impression that my candidature was a failure.
It was understood that the Dean had supported his candidature with zeal, so the Dean would probably ask him to dinner; but would the pleasant little dinners in the precincts ever be the same when Tom Perkins sat at the table?
Le conseil municipal de Los Angeles a vote mardi a l'unanimite en faveur de la candidature de la metropole californienne a l'organisation des jeux Olympiques 2024 d'ete.
We expect from the manufactorers of these systems to send us their candidature file including a candidature file for each installer with wich the manufacturer would like to work with.
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En effet, apres leur designation par leurs pairs par consensus comme le P/APW FFS, Hocine Haroun, ou par les urnes a travers des primaires pour Edjekouane du FLN et Hadj Said du RCD, c'est au tour de l'elu RND, Idir Nekkache, d'annoncer sa candidature non pas sous la banniere de son parti mais en tant qu'independant.
Muscat, Aug 24 (ONA) The Ministry of Interior announced that the deadline for candidature withdrawal of the Majlis A'Shura 8th membership will be tomorrow (Tuesday).
Speaking to Times Sport from Canberra, Sayyid Khalid lauded the decision by the 39-year-old Prince who will join Jermone Champagne in challenging the 78-year-old Blatter, who is widely expected to announce this month his candidature for a fifth term soon.
Par ailleurs, le parlement a approuve les candidatures du president de la republique pour completer la qualite de membre de la commission nationale des elections representee dans la candidature d'Abdalla Ahmed Mahdi, Safwat Fanous et Attalla Mohamed Bashir.
Whosoever has self-respect will never like to become a proposer of Narendra Modi candidature," Tyagi said.
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