Definition of 'candidate'
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Peter had also recently fought and won a by-election as the Conservative candidate. THE WHITE DOVE (2002)By his reckoning this candidate for a job was already fifteen minutes late. YELLOW BIRD (2002)
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Translations for 'candidate'
British English: candidate /ˈkændɪˌdeɪt; -dɪt/ NOUN
A candidate is someone who is being considered for a position.
She is the best candidate for the job.
- American English: candidate
- Arabic: مُرَشَّح
- Brazilian Portuguese: candidato
- Chinese: 候选人
- Croatian: kandidat
- Czech: kandidát
- Danish: kandidat
- Dutch: kandidaat
- European Spanish: candidato
- Finnish: ehdokas
- French: candidat
- German: Kandidat
- Greek: υποψήφιος
- Italian: candidato
- Japanese: 候補者
- Korean: 후보
- Norwegian: kandidat
- Polish: kandydat
- European Portuguese: candidato
- Romanian: candidat
- Russian: кандидат
- Spanish: candidato
- Swedish: kandidat
- Thai: ผู้สมัคร
- Turkish: aday
- Ukrainian: кандидат
- Vietnamese: ứng cử viên
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