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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 British English

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suitornoun [C]

uk   /ˈsuː.tər/ /ˈsjuː.tər/  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.
(Definition of suitor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 private equity firm is understood to be one of the suitors for the company. Likely suitors include utilities and independent oil and gas companies.a potential/possible/rival suitor Potential suitors for the bank have not yet come up with any firm bids.
(Definition of suitor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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