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1. candidate

noun. ['ˈkændədeɪt, ˈkænədɪt'] a politician who is running for public office.

Synonyms

  • political leader
  • running mate
  • write-in
  • favorite son
  • dark horse
  • write-in candidate
  • spoiler
  • nominee
  • stalking-horse
  • pol
  • politico
  • politician

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male

Etymology

  • candidatus (Latin)
  • -atus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Candidate

  • audit
  • burdett
  • condit
  • conditt
  • credit
  • haidet
  • ledet
  • plaudit
  • prudit
  • redditt
  • telecredit

How do you pronounce candidate?

Pronounce candidate as ˈkænədɪt.

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How do you spell candidate? Is it canidate ?

A common misspelling of candidate is canidate

Sentences with candidate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Tell the reader how you know the candidate and how long you've known her.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The platform is a list of promises or initiatives that candidate says she will enact if elected.

Quotes about candidate


1. Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all - the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence.
- Reince Priebus

2. To me, Ann Romney sounds like a better candidate than her husband. She put her MS into remission through horseback riding, alternative therapies, and a healthy diet. She knows how to pace herself. She has a sense of humor and an innate honesty, and her hair moves in the wind. Maybe she should run.
- Patti Davis

3. Humor is very very risky, particularly for a candidate, unless he's been in so long that it just doesn't matter, and he's not running for president. But it's just that people are so sensitive and so touchy, and you're just going to upset somebody without ever realizing it.
- Mark Russell

2. candidate

noun. ['ˈkændədeɪt, ˈkænədɪt'] someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.).

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • prospect
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert

Etymology

  • candidatus (Latin)
  • -atus (Latin)
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