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Noun
A person who applies for a job or is nominated for election
“He lost the election in the end to the candidate jointly nominated by the opposition parties.”
Noun
A person taking an examination
“He would scribble in the margins of the examination papers to tell the candidate what he had done and why.”
Noun
A person or thing regarded as suitable for or likely to receive a particular fate, treatment, or position
“Well I don't know if an artist like myself would make such a great candidate for leadership.”
Noun
Appointment for responsibility
Noun
A person appointed to act for, or to represent, a group
Noun
A job or position
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Noun
A thing or person that is chosen among a group
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