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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 1: a person, esp. a politician, who seeks to be elected or appointed to a certain position.
She announced that she will be a candidate for governor in the next election.The candidates will debate each other on TV tonight.
synonyms:
aspirant
similar words:
applicant, competitor, contestant, dark horse, entrant, front-runner, nominee, postulant, stumper
definition 2: one who seems likely to achieve or suffer a particular end.
Her attitudes make her a candidate for failure.
similar words:
possibility, potential
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  advertise, advertisement, politics