Meaning of CANDIDATE in English

CANDIDATE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a party candidate (= someone who represents a political party in an election )

The seat was won by the Socialist Party candidate with 68% of the vote.

a potential candidate

Party leaders have put together a list of 10 potential candidates.

a prospective candidate

He is the Tory Party's prospective candidate for Oxford East.

an election candidate British English (= someone trying to be elected in an election )

Local party members choose the election candidates.

endorse a proposal/an idea/a candidate etc

The Prime Minister is unlikely to endorse this view.

fielded...candidates

The Ecology Party fielded 109 candidates .

Independent candidates

Independent candidates won three seats.

Labour MP/candidate

the sole candidate

He was the sole candidate for the post.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

congressional

He also contends that Democrats have not produced a bumper crop of congressional candidates this year.

Furthermore, women also favor Democratic congressional candidates over Republicans by a 15-point margin.

Dole had visited the Battle Creek Federal Center in 1994 while campaigning for a local congressional candidate .

Organized labor provided major support for Clinton and Democratic congressional candidates in 1996.

On Friday, he was at the Arizona Biltmore to raise money for Republican congressional candidates .

Overall, the 176 PACs gave $ 65 million to congressional candidates since 1989, the group reported.

Soft money is different from contributions made directly to presidential and congressional candidates .

conservative

I made my mark against the Conservative candidate .

John F.. Kerry, to the leading Republican lobbyists who support conservative and pro-business candidates at a cocktail reception here.

He might have been selected as a Conservative candidate .

The most conservative candidate in the race.

A Conservative candidate in such circumstances was likely to provoke hostilities very easily.

His margin over the conservative candidates standing against him was not of much consequence.

But Michael Fallon, Conservative candidate , criticised the claim.

It is surely unique in Britain for a failed Conservative candidate to be chairman of not one but two quangos.

democratic

Furthermore, women also favor Democratic congressional candidates over Republicans by a 15-point margin.

The Democratic candidate was Edwin Edwards.

Ron Wyden, the Democratic candidate , on to the defensive.

Pete Wilson supports the initiative, while Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Brown has staked her election hopes on vehement opposition.

The senator was preparing to campaign that fall for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern, D-S.

good

It promotes itself as the best candidate to advise the government on energy matters.

They felt I was the best candidate for change, which is my campaign theme.

Some 72 % simply believe that he is the best candidate .

The reality is that maybe today, Zyuganov is not the best candidate .

Ross ever. the principle of nuclear engines was successfully tested and they remain good candidates for long-term development in interplanetary spacecraft.

And you can bet that a good candidate for shaking out is Pena.

Ireland has a well developed educational system that supplies good candidates for science and technology courses.

independent

Hadley is NatPower's new business development director but happens to share his name with the Responsible Independent parliamentary candidate for Wimbledon.

In the 1975 election, however, voters chose four independent candidates for the council and elected independent Margaret Hance as mayor.

In addition 84 seats in the expanded 250-member Assembly were reserved for independent candidates .

That same signature would remain valid on the petition of an independent candidate , she said.

Texas state law does not allow for the substitution of an independent candidate once he has won a spot on the ballot.

An independent candidate , Ted Mack, was successful in winning a north Sydney seat from the Liberals.

Perot gained 19 percent of the vote as an independent presidential candidate in 1992 and may run again this fall.

labour

Milburn is the town's Labour candidate .

Almost all the other Labour candidates had long and notable records in the union movement.

They are mostly Labour voters but several confuse their Labour candidate with the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

The Labour candidate advocating a pacifist programme, reversed a large Conservative majority in a seat never before held by Labour.

More trade-union sponsored Labour candidates were put forward in the 1929 General Election as unions recognized the failure of industrial action.

liberal

In the general elections of 1923 and 1924 he stood unsuccessfully as Liberal candidate for Lincoln.

He was also carrying an orange poster on a pole, urging a vote for the local Liberal Democrat candidate .

Mr Peter Allen, the Liberal Democrat candidate was pushed into third place with about 8,400 votes.

The successful Liberal party candidate in the last pre-Farclandia election, he has the title but not the clout.

Kay Kirkham, the Liberal Democray candidate , believes the Government's economic record will undoubtedly cost them the seat.

likely

Accordingly, in 1883 a woefully neglected Ruckers of 1612 was located in Windsor Castle and proffered as a likely candidate .

In retrospect, however, it is clear that there were always good reasons why this city was a likely candidate .

Thames, North West and Severn Trent are the most likely candidates .

Even the least likely candidate for a career in dance knew that Truitte was available after class for talk about the field.

She saw three public houses and a shop selling papers, but nothing that looked a likely candidate .

She identified the most likely candidate as Leach, who, she said, had agreed to accept her nomination.

With the United States running a current account deficit of staggering dimensions, the most likely candidate is not hard to spot.

For several reasons the first and last of these are the most likely candidates and each has its proponents.

other

The other candidates fighting Cheltenham are ... Read in studio Tim Hurst reporting.

There are three other candidates in Cheltenham.

Three other candidates are standing in Oxford West and Abingdon.

Hitherto defacto president in his capacity as Supreme Soviet Chair, he defeated one other candidate .

Two of the other leading political candidates have been asked to attend the event.

There's one other candidate standing in the Hereford constituency.

Almost all the other Labour candidates had long and notable records in the union movement.

Why should we hire you instead of one of the other candidates ?

parliamentary

Each of the prospective parliamentary candidates for Orkney and Shetland added their voices to the growing storm of unrest.

It was impossible to treat all parliamentary candidates alike without being either wholly uninformative or inordinately lengthy.

Especially to eager young parliamentary candidates and local trouble-makers.

Alan Milburn, Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Darlington, claims the figures are only the tip of the iceberg.

He did invite me to become a parliamentary Labour candidate in the 1945 election.

political

Two of the other leading political candidates have been asked to attend the event.

Can teachers be prohibited from promoting political candidates in class?

If cars could have images, so could political candidates .

But no political candidate can afford to lay down the fund-raising guns.

As has dogged the fate of any political candidate I have favoured for any office or position, he was unsuccessful.

To demand and receive a pledge of honest advertising from political candidates is the furthest form of wishful thinking.

People are influenced not just by political parties or candidates but also by national, regional and local considerations.

possible

They need to recruit the best possible candidates .

The companies have been mentioned as possible consolidation candidates .

So far, no one has found a possible candidate for the supernova that might have represented the Star of Bethlehem.

He had been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate and, more seriously, for governor of New York.

The only possible candidate for pure night is the outermost ring, which is solid and impenetrable.

There are, after all, other possible candidates .

Given some output from the pattern recogniser, all possible candidate strings should be generated.

Another possible candidate is MCC's highly successful head coach, Don Wilson.

potential

Letter databases needed for matching are smaller, but give a much larger number of potential candidates .

For the first time, potential candidates for the next election clearly appeared more concerned about their constituencies than about committee endorsement.

Specifically she develops two areas, feminist theory and liberation theology, as potential candidates to regenerate the social group work movement.

Among apartment REITs, for example, are seven potential candidates that have been mentioned publicly or are being studied by analysts.

However, the National Electoral Commission retained wide powers to ban potential candidates .

He has long been considered a potential presidential candidate .

Stage 1:Market research involves obtaining the information with which to identify all potential candidates and with which to evaluate them.

After his speech, Brown said several potential job candidates had turned him down because of the pay.

presidential

The arrangements for selecting presidential candidates that produced Ronald Reagan in 1980 have been the subject of much criticism.

Dole appeared to be drawing a lesson from the last four presidential candidates who ousted the opposition party from the White House.

Independent presidential candidates would be able to stand, as well as those from political parties and coalitions.

But you see the same presidential candidate , the same speech.

The nearly 23 years between their birthdays would be the largest age difference ever between major-party presidential candidates .

All the 1996 presidential candidates except Forbes have accepted matching funds.

The senator was preparing to campaign that fall for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern, D-S.

The post-Watergate campaign reforms limited individuals to a maximum $ 1, 000 gift to a presidential candidate .

prime

Another prime candidate for nostalgia this Christmas is Otis Redding.

San Francisco-based Bechtel is one of five companies in a consortium that is considered the prime candidate to build the 68-mile railroad.

We would have thought this was a prime candidate for disclosure.

Vinyl and aluminum siding are prime candidates to take flight in a high wind.

In this area there is a surprising lack of desktop publishing software as it is obviously a prime candidate .

This young woman seems a prime candidate .

Joseph was a prime candidate for deportation.

All prime candidates , a few hundred years ago, for the Witchfinder General.

prospective

Requiring drug tests of this discrete group of citizens is an intrusion, a humiliation and a subtle deterrent to prospective candidates .

Interviewing prospective candidates was quite an eye opener for people who haven't a clue on what that job entails.

The Congregation itself is being more selective and encouraging prospective candidates to complete their school education.

Each of the prospective parliamentary candidates for Orkney and Shetland added their voices to the growing storm of unrest.

In 1936 she was adopted as the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Exchange division of Liverpool.

John Taylor became one of the best known prospective parliamentary candidates when some local tories objected to his selection.

Mr Bates, prospective Conservative candidate for Langbaurgh, claimed the fire service training budget had been drastically cut.

republican

Party loyalty and a good war record had made Rutherford Hayes an acceptable Republican candidate that year.

Alan Keyes, the only other Republican presidential candidate to participate in Louisiana, won no delegates.

But he is no longer the Republican senate candidate for Massachusetts.

Attorney General Dan Lungren is the lone Republican candidate thus far.

This prompted two Republican candidates who are faring poorly to invite Mr Weicker back to the party; he refused.

Even Republican . businessmen contribute money to the Machine, more than they give to Republican candidates .

And this Republican candidate has won the New Hampshire primary with 28 percent of the vote.

Those who heard the debate on radio thought Republican candidate Richard M.. Nixon carried the day.

strong

Ratcliffe has a rival in former Plymouth Argyle manager David Kemp, who is also a strong candidate .

With strong black candidates , especially but not exclusively incumbents, there is enough white crossover to win.

Despite a slight shortage of new ideas, she remains the strongest candidate the Democrats have fielded for some time.

Fujimori pardoned 110 inmates based on recommendations of the commission, which has identified about 400 more strong candidates for release.

Labour are fielding a strong candidate in Alan Milburn.

Why is she such a strong candidate for a top nomination on the bench?

Add to this theme positive appraisals as a manager through the internal appraisal system and you have a strong candidate .

With his wide-ranging connections and relatively positive public image, Qiao is a strong candidate for top leadership.

successful

The successful candidate is awarded his next kyu grade.

Louise Renne, who ran unopposed for city attorney, threw a dim sum party for successful treasurer candidate Susan Leal.

The prize for successful candidates , a chance to study medicine in the former Czechoslovakia.

The successful candidate will be required to write news and feature articles directed at Fairplay's readers who hold senior management positions.

The successful candidate will be based at Jealott's Hill but will spend an initial period at Leuven.

Because the television identified only successful candidates , the public does not know if Uday, 36, ran.

Nor did it stipulate how long the incumbent would hold office until fresh elections produced a successful candidate .

suitable

There may appear to be only one suitable candidate for the job.

By curious coincidence, the suitable candidates are somehow always chaps.

Opportunities for joint supervision with members of staff from these bodies are available when suitable candidates with appropriate research topics present themselves.

Staff can help with the issue of application forms, shortlisting suitable candidates and interviewing facilities can be provided.

Recruiting suitable candidates is a delicate business.

Failure to select a suitable candidate because of age is often a covert form of racial and gender discrimination.

If not, could anyone suggest a suitable candidate ?

Its demands probably do exclude some otherwise suitable candidates .

tory

At the Suffolk elections of 1705 and 1710, 80 percent of the clergy voted for the two Tory candidates .

Michael Fallon, the Tory candidate , has declined to sign.

From the moment black barrister John Taylor was selected as Tory candidate .

The runner is now a Tory candidate .

He was speaking for a Tory candidate at the election.

Utter shambles, said one Tory candidate .

His was a campaign to warm the heart of the town's Tory candidate Michael Fallon.

■ NOUN

bob

Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole appears to have two minds when it comes to taxes.

Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole drew criticism Thursday, when he blamed the welfare system for increases in domestic violence.

party

I stood as the Green Party candidate in May 1988 and 1989.

Perot organizers say the Reform Party candidate will be on the ballot in all 50 states.

In Gampola, a United National Party candidate said that when he went to vote, some one had already cast his ballot.

Bruce King lost because a Green Party candidate polled 10 %.

The Libertarian Party candidate got the remaining 1 percent.

The successful Liberal party candidate in the last pre-Farclandia election, he has the title but not the clout.

Yet no self-respecting third-\#party candidate runs for election simply to destroy one big party and elevate the other.

■ VERB

choose

Voters in these constituencies would choose between whichever two candidates had won the largest numbers of votes in the first round.

In the 1975 election, however, voters chose four independent candidates for the council and elected independent Margaret Hance as mayor.

The first rule in choosing a vice-presidential candidate is to pick some one who does not undermine the campaign.

The Tories have also put on their blinkers, choosing fewer candidates from working-class origin and fewer Etonians.

It did not say how many rounds or propose a means for choosing closure candidates .

Instead of voting immediately, he suggested, regional groups should meet to choose the best qualified candidates .

Since then, each party has chosen its candidate on the first ballot at its quadrennial convention.

elect

In order to be elected , a constituency candidate needs only a plurality of the votes cast.

To elect as many legislative candidates as possible this fall who are sympathetic to both sides.

The Welfs could not allow such an election to pass unchallenged and a minority elected their own candidate , Siegfried.

Political consultants used to be little-known operatives working in dingy offices trying to elect better-known candidates .

After the first-round vote, it was reported that no candidate put up by the 30 parties supporting Milongo had been elected .

It cost almost as much to elect an honest candidate as to elect a dishonest one, he observed.

In six rounds of voting, deputies repeatedly failed to elect a candidate by the required majority of 531 votes.

field

The Green Party fielded 256 candidates , and averaged 1.3 percent of the vote.

Even before the crisis there had been talk of fielding a Popular Front candidate in Oxford.

They would have to field candidates for a variety of offices at regular intervals or risk being closed.

Labour are fielding a strong candidate in Alan Milburn.

Although it fielded no candidates in the prefectural contests, it won four seats in the national constituency.

It fielded four candidates who averaged just under 10 percent where they stood.

The Greens fielded 260 candidates in 2000 and won 81 races, mostly local.

At two state elections this month, Mrs Hanson stunned everyone by reappearing, fielding candidates and causing havoc with the results.

lead

And now Harmon, 62, is a leading candidate to head the federal Export-Import Bank, according to associates.

All the leading presidential candidates are separatists.

In fact, even at 6-5, they would remain the leading candidate .

Terry Lierman, a wealthy businessman and lobbyist, had been considered the leading candidate among Democrats to challenge Morella next year.

Most of the credit goes to Damon Stoudamire, a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year.

The leading candidate to replace Dole is Sen.

The most entertaining moments of the debate took place during acerbic cross fires among the leading candidates .

require

No charges are required from any candidate , only their time and effort to complete our study programme.

The legislation would require candidates to raise 60 percent of their contributions within their home states.

Sellers of promotional items usually require candidates to pay 50 percent per order up front, with the rest payable on delivery.

All parties contesting a general election would be required to field candidates for at least one-third of the 360 seats.

It also would have required candidates to raise 60 percent of their funds in their own home states.

These days, Benson said, the same position would require candidates with at least three years of online experience.

select

He'd gone down to Atlanta to watch the Democratic Party select its presidential candidate , and at night he went dancing.

Another goal in picking a running mate is to avoid selecting a candidate who might add trouble to the ticket.

Application forms Sometimes you will be required to fill in an application form which will be used to select candidates for interview.

A search committee will be formed shortly to select candidates to replace Tien, but a decision is months away.

He might have been selected as a Conservative candidate .

In these systems, the electorate selects legislative candidates from a party committed to support a particular prime minister.

The arrangements for selecting presidential candidates that produced Ronald Reagan in 1980 have been the subject of much criticism.

Failure to select a suitable candidate because of age is often a covert form of racial and gender discrimination.

stand

This confident 31-year-old financial advisor was a leading Young Conservative and stood as a candidate for Tynebridge in the 1987 election.

That did not stop Krajisnik from standing as a candidate at the first postwar election in 1996.

In the general elections of 1923 and 1924 he stood unsuccessfully as Liberal candidate for Lincoln.

support

On 7 November, he appealed to the voters to support Gaullist candidates .

We expect somebody supporting a candidate running against Carroll next year to attempt to use this ancient factoid against him.

Since then, grass-roots groups have been supporting Communist candidates in local elections across the country.

In theory, soft money is supposed to be used only for generic party activities and not to support specific candidates .

The Party had supported Labour candidates and was calling for the return of a Labour Government.

John F.. Kerry, to the leading Republican lobbyists who support conservative and pro-business candidates at a cocktail reception here.

The princes needed to support the dominant imperial candidate to maintain and enhance their positions.

But some members might be under pressure to support the candidate who carried their own constituency.

vote

And if voters have voted for an excluded candidate , why should they be permitted to switch their preference?

On election day, the regime brought contingents of troops into the city to vote for its candidates .

Since 1879, House rules have required a majority of those voting for a distinct candidate to elect a speaker.

Team members vote on candidates and develop rankings-high to low.

win

The Senate seats were all filled by completely free balloting, and all but one were won by Solidarity candidates .

Heavy advertising has won candidate Forbes far more attention than political analysts expected he would get.

Local government elections On Feb. 23 in local government by-elections 692 out of the 1,053 contested seats were won by independent candidates .

I know that competitions are often won by compromise candidates , the pianists everyone on the jury can agree upon.

The winning candidate needs 270 electoral votes to capture the White House.

But, he concedes, the winning candidates melted under pressure and double-crossed the movement when they raised water rates.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be a prime candidate/target (for sth)

And if you understood that, you are a prime target for the party's newest election weapon.

In addition, any enemy hit by a net is a prime target for a club attack as explained below.

It was clear the police were looking for reporters, that they were prime targets.

Joseph was a prime candidate for deportation.

The law and order section is a prime target for every kind of scam.

The school meals service is a prime target in the government's plans for bringing in outside contractors.

Vinyl and aluminum siding are prime candidates to take flight in a high wind.

We would have thought this was a prime candidate for disclosure.

prospective employee/candidate/buyer etc

Abele also will provide prospective buyers with e-mail updates of new listings that meet their criteria.

In University City, some agents issue similar warnings to prospective buyers.

It's putting off prospective buyers.

Not only does a company interview prospective employees, the would-be employees are supposed to interview the company.

Once you have a list of prospective candidates, you need to do a bit of research.

Requiring drug tests of this discrete group of citizens is an intrusion, a humiliation and a subtle deterrent to prospective candidates.

The élite squads work more intensively and aim to produce at least three prospective candidates in each weight division.

The only way they can market their products is to produce literature detailed enough to convince the prospective buyer.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Candidates should be at their desks 5 minutes before the start of the examination.

I think Reid is definitely the best candidate .

My name is Andrew Fraser. I'm your Labour candidate .

One candidate must receive a majority of the vote.

She stood as the candidate for Hackney East.

the Democratic candidate

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Instead of debating each other, the candidates often indulged in soliloquies.

Letter databases needed for matching are smaller, but give a much larger number of potential candidates.

No future presidential candidate will go back to Bob Jones university in a hurry.

None of the three Conservative candidates standing in the area for the first time was elected.

People who buy several souvenir buttons tell which candidate they are supporting.

Some candidates may choose to take a course and gather evidence of competence in parallel.

We hope to ensure that every candidate will have given some consideration to the issues which affect older people.

What are the other candidates and their parties afraid of?

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