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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 ?
A person who had not taken the Sacrament according to the Anglican rite could not stand as a candidate for sheriff of London.
A fourth candidate was expected to present herself on the next day; and, until she made her appearance, Noel Vanstone positively declined removing from the metropolis.
In either case, the intrinsic merit of the candidate will be too often out of sight.
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!
The Honourable Samuel Slumkey, of Slumkey Hall, was the Blue candidate; and Horatio Fizkin, Esq., of Fizkin Lodge, near Eatanswill, had been prevailed upon by his friends to stand forward on the Buff interest.
At the daily dental hour there would always be about five hundred soldiers gathered together in the neighborhood of that dental chair waiting to see the performance--and help; and the moment the surgeon took a grip on the candidate's tooth and began to lift, every one of those five hundred rascals would clap his hand to his jaw and begin to hop around on one leg and howl with all the lungs he had!
The Conservative candidate had announced his intention of addressing a meeting at Blackstable; and Josiah Graves, having arranged that it should take place in the Mission Hall, went to Mr.
They were even, some of them, going to vote for him, and purposely to let him get a good many votes, so that the enemy might be thrown off the scent, and when a candidate of the other side was put up, they too might give him some votes.
In return for this the Republicans would agree to put up no candidate the following year, when Scully himself came up for reelection as the other alderman from the ward.