someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
a politician who is running for public office
- Tom is a candidate.
- Who's the next candidate?
- We voted for the candidate.
- They all boosted the candidate.
- That candidate deserves our support.
- Groom him as a presidential candidate.
- Mr. Smith is a candidate for mayor.
- That candidate stands for free trade.
- The Republican candidate won the election.
- This candidate benefits from telemetric looks.
- The newspaper declared for the Republican candidate.
- Dwight Eisenhower was the candidate for president.
- The candidate is running for mayor.
- They all got behind the candidate.
- Mr Smith is a candidate for mayor.