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candidate

can·di·date

candidate

 
 
pronunciation:
kaen dih deIt [or] kaen dih diht
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who seeks to be elected or appointed to a certain position.
The candidates for mayor will speak on TV tonight.
similar words:
applicant, competitor, contestant, entrant, nominee, stumper
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  advertise, advertisement, politics