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Meaning of “suitor” in the English Dictionary

"suitor" in British English

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suitornoun [C]

uk   /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. 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 ​submittedbids to ​buy the ​company.
(Definition of suitor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suitor" in American English

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suitornoun [C]

 us   /ˈsut̬·ər/
a man who ​wants a ​particular woman to ​agree to ​marry him A suitor is also a ​person or ​company that ​wants to take ​control of another ​company.
(Definition of suitor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"suitor" in Business English

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suitornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsuːtər/ FINANCE
a ​company that ​wants to ​buy another ​company: a suitor for sth A German ​privateequityfirm is understood to be one of the suitors for the ​company. Likely suitors ​includeutilities and ​independentoil and ​gascompanies.a potential/possible/rival suitor Potential suitors for the ​bank have not yet come up with any ​firmbids.
(Definition of suitor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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