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suitor

noun [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 submitted bids to buy the company.
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