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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.
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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)
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[ˈkændɪdətʃəʳ] N (Brit) → candidatura f
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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?
"Without vanity, I was not under the impression that my candidature was a failure.
L'Union africaine (UA) a approuve la candidature du Kenya a un siege au Conseil de securite des Nations unies, a annonce, mercredi, le ministere kenyan des Affaires etrangeres.
Le portail, dedie aux concours et appels a candidature pour les emplois publics et emplois superieurs, a ete lance officiellement vendredi a Rabat.
KHAR -- Two senior leaders of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf who are contesting the elections for two provincial assembly seats in Bajaur as independent candidates on Sunday rejected the party lawmakers' request to withdraw their candidature in favour of the party candidates.
ISLAMABAD -- India's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was endorsed by the 55-member Asia-Pacific Group on Tuesday.
Fifty-five countries of the Asia-Pacific group, including Pakistan, have unanimously endorsed India's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term.
India's candidature for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC) has received Sri Lanka's support.
The nomination of Birla a two-time MP from Kota, Rajasthan has been supported by ten political parties including Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) will support the candidature of candidate Birla for the post.
Le delai fixe par le Conseil constitutionnel pour deposer les dossiers de candidature a la presidentielle du 18 avril prochain a pris fin dimanche a minuit.