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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 guests are warm and merry; they have given up the Judge; and, concluding that the Free-Soilers have him, they will fix upon another candidate.
A strange, apostolic whim having seized him, he had left Neskyeuna for Nantucket, where, with that cunning peculiar to craziness, he assumed a steady, common sense exterior and offered himself as a green-hand candidate for the Jeroboam's whaling voyage.
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.
I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to?
a body ought to discriminate -- they come together with great random, and a spear is brast, and one party brake his shield and the other one goes down, horse and man, over his horse-tail and brake his neck, and then the next candidate comes randoming in, and brast HIS spear, and the other man brast his shield, and down HE goes, horse and man, over his horse-tail, and brake HIS neck, and then there's another elected, and another and another and still another, till the material is all used up; and when you come to figure up results, you can't tell one fight from another, nor who whip- ped; and as a PICTURE, of living, raging, roaring battle, sho
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.
It was his purpose, at the same time, to have rendered the experiment as complete as possible, by bringing the intended work before the public as the effort of a new candidate for their favour, in order that no degree of prejudice, whether favourable or the reverse, might attach to it, as a new production of the Author of Waverley; but this intention was afterwards departed from, for reasons to be hereafter mentioned.
Is it not natural that a man who is a candidate for the favor of the people, and who is dependent on the suffrages of his fellow-citizens for the continuance of his public honors, should take care to inform himself of their dispositions and inclinations, and should be willing to allow them their proper degree of influence upon his conduct?
After such a marriage he would, of course, renounce the best society and take up with the bourgeois class of tradesmen, rich manufacturers and graziers, who would certainly carry him in triumph as their candidate.
There was a touch of the magistrate in the man, a good deal more of the Councillor of the Prefecture, all the self-importance of the mayor of the arrondissement, the local autocrat, and the soured temper of the unsuccessful candidate who has never been returned since the year 1816.
Naseby, becoming engrossed in securing the election of a sound party candidate to Parliament, wrote a flaming letter to the papers.
Thus he learned that, after long persecutions, Smith reappeared in Illinois, and in 1839 founded a community at Nauvoo, on the Mississippi, numbering twenty-five thousand souls, of which he became mayor, chief justice, and general-in-chief; that he announced himself, in 1843, as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States; and that finally, being drawn into ambuscade at Carthage, he was thrown into prison, and assassinated by a band of men disguised in masks.