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Definition of Candidate


  1. One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic honors.

Candidate Quotations

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
Kin Hubbard

Northeastern and most coastal states will vote for the candidate who is more closely aligned with international cooperation and engagement, secularism and science, gun control, individual freedom in culture and sexuality, and a greater role for the government in protecting the environment and ensuring economic equality.
Steven Pinker

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
Robert Byrne

No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.
Ralph Nader

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
Dylan Moran
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Candidate Translations

candidate in Afrikaans is applikant, kandidaat
candidate in Dutch is kandidaat, sollicitant, aspirant
candidate in French is candidat, aspirant
candidate in Portuguese is candidato
candidate in Spanish is aspirante
candidate in Swedish is aspirant, kandidat
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