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Noun: candidate  'kan-di-dut or 'kan-di,deyt
  1. A politician who is running for public office
    - campaigner, nominee
  2. Someone who is considered for something (for an office, prize or honour etc.)
    - prospect
  3. [Brit] Someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)
    - testee, examinee

Derived forms: candidates

Type of: answerer, individual, mortal, person, pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal], respondent, responder, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Candidate