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English definition of “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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