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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 ?
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.
Et d'ajouter que les dossiers retenus repondent aux specialites demandees, sauf pour ce qui est du specialiste de l'information et de la communication, n'ecartant pas l'eventualite d'une reouverture des candidatures dans cette specialite.
As per the Election Commission of Pakistan a total of 24 candidatures are in run for the 11
Nasir Khan had challenged the candidature of Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan while Mohammad Azam Swati had filed appeal against the candidatures of Dilawar Khan and Mohammad Yaqoob.
Le Maroc qui va se presenter pour la 5 e fois apres les candidatures de 1994, 1998, 2006 et 2010 semble sur la bonne voie pour honorer sa mission ainsi que celle de l'Afrique.
It includes 12 articles which appear in 4 chapters: Registration of the voters, candidatures to the municipal elections, electoral campaign, vote and announcement of results.
Le nombre global des candidats aux elections locales a atteint les 165 000 a l'issue de la cloture des listes de candidatures le 24 septembre a minuit, a indique, hier a Alger le secretaire general du ministere de l'Interieur, des Collectivites locales et de l'Amenagement du territoire, Salaheddine Dahmoune lors d'une conference sur le deroulement de l'operation de depot des dossiers de candidature pour ce scrutin qui aura lieu le 23 novembre prochain.
Aspiring MPs submit on Wednesday their candidatures ahead of parliamentary elections, to be held on May 22, in the Republic of Cyprus.
Dans le cadre de la campagne de sensibilisation pour l'inscription des electeurs pour le vote aux elections de 2014, et suite aux concertations avec la societe civile, l'Instance Superieure Independante pour les elections (ISIE) propose un nouvel appel a candidatures destine aux organisations de la societe civile afin de participer a la campagne de sensibilisation qui sera menee au cours du mois de juin 2014 en coordination avec les instances regionales independantes pour les elections.
Islamabad: Candidatures of heads of Pakistan's mainstream political parties for May 11 general elections were accepted as the Election Commission on Sunday completed a week-long scrutiny of around 24,000 nomination papers for national and provincial assemblies.
However, the dilemma grew following Osmani's latest statement, who left room for people to understand that his candidature will depend by the candidatures of other political parties, insinuating that if BDI does not candidate Bejta, he will not participate at the local elections either.