candidate

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Noun[change]

Singular
candidate

Plural
candidates

  1. (countable) A candidate is one person or thing that may be chosen, especially in an election.
    The three presidential candidates will be interviewed on TV tonight.
    Crouch said LaBossiere was the more qualified of the two job candidates.
    Because the school has a lot of poor children, it's a good candidate to receive extra money.

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