We have put together a list of words that are similar to CANDIDATE.

7 Alternative Words Similar to candidate

1 Prospect Noun      Synonym Words Like Prospect
2 Individual Noun      Synonym Words Like Individual
3 Mortal Noun      Synonym Words Like Mortal
4 Person Noun      Synonym Words Like Person
5 Somebody Noun      Synonym Words Like Somebody
6 Someone Noun      Synonym Words Like Someone
7 Soul Noun      Synonym Words Like Soul

1 examples of candidate

1 a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic honors

10 definitions 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.
2 a politician who is running for public office
3 someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
4 A person who seeks or is nominated for an office, prize, or honor.
5 A student who has nearly completed the requirements for a degree.
6 One that seems likely to gain a certain position or come to a certain fate: young actors who are candidates for stardom; a memorandum that is a good candidate for the trash can.
7 A person who seeks or is put forward by others for an office or honor; one who offers himself or is proposed for office or preferment, by election or appointment: as, a candidate for the office of sheriff, or for a degree.
8 To render qualified as a candidate.
9 To become a candidate; seek or aspire to some office; offer one's self or one's services as a candidate, as a clergyman seeking a parish or a charge; compete with others as a candidate.
10 One who seeks or is an aspirant for something other than office or preferment: as, a candidate for literary fame; “a candidate of heaven,”
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