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candidate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of candidate

  1. one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award <each candidate for town council was allowed to speak at the candidates' forum> Synonyms applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, contender, expectant, hopeful, prospect, seeker Related Words competitor, contestant, entrant, entry, favorite, qualifier; dark horse, spoiler, stalking horse; crown prince, favorite son; claimant, pretender; nominee, running mate Near Antonyms incumbent, officeholder; awardee, honoree, inductee; dropout Antonyms noncandidate





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