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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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