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What is another word for candidate?

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A person who applies for a job
“The perfect cover letter shows how your unique combination of character, skill, and experience makes you the perfect candidate for the job.”
A person or politician who is running for election
“He lost the election in the end to the candidate jointly nominated by the opposition parties.”
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.”
A person or thing regarded as suitable for a particular role or treatment
“This will be a good candidate for an automated web test.”
A person competing in a contest
“This man is definitely a candidate for dunce of the year.”
A direct challenger or opponent
“Ferrante struggled to hold on to his territory, facing opposition from numerous popes and the French candidate to his throne, Duke Jean II of Anjou.”
A person presenting a claim or petition
“The candidate requesting for extension must continue to be a registered student.”
One engaged in politics, especially an elected or appointed government official
A person who has been given, or chosen for, a job or position
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