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candidate

noun applicant, aspirant, aspirer, challenger, competitor, contender, contestant, desirer, entrant, hopeful, job seeker, nominee, office hunter, office seeker, petitioner, political aspirant, political contestant, runner, seeker, struggler
Associated concepts: candidate for election, candidate for political office, candidate for public office, judicial candiiate, legislative candidate, political candidate
See also: contender, contestant, politician, probationer, prospect, rival

CANDIDATE. One who offers himself or is offered by others for an office.

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