candidatenoun [ C ]uk /ˈkæn.dɪ.dət/ /ˈkæn.dɪ.deɪt/ us /ˈkæn.dɪ.dət/ /ˈkæn.dɪ.deɪt/
B1 UK someone who is taking an exam:
- How many candidates are there for the job?
- He was a borderline candidate.
- Inexperience can work against a candidate looking for a job.
- We have interviewed some very strong candidates.
- Nine of the ten candidates were women.
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