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English definition of “candidate”

candidate

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkændɪdət/
HR, GOVERNMENT a person who is competing for a job or an elected position: a candidate for sth She's the best candidate for the job.a good/likely/potential candidate He's highly regarded and has certainly been mentioned as a potential candidate. a successful/unsuccessful candidate a congressional/mayoral/presidential, etc. candidate
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