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English definition of “suitor”

suitor

noun [C]     /ˈsuː.tər/ /ˈsjuː-/ US  /ˈsuː.t̬ɚ/
literary a man who wants to marry a particular woman: It's the story of a young woman who can't make up her mind which of her many suitors she should marry .Kinds of menMen and women specialized finance & economics a person or company who wants to take control of another company : PJH Corporation said it had been approached by two possible suitors who had submitted bids to buy the company .Mergers and takeovers
(Definition of suitor noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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