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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin candidātus (a person who is standing for public office), from candidus (dazzling white, shining, clear) +‎ -ātus (an adjectival suffix), in reference to Roman candidates wearing bleached white togas as a symbol of purity at a public forum.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæn.dɪdət/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkæn.dɪ.deɪt/, /ˈkæn.dɪ.dɪt/
  • (US, colloquially) IPA(key): /ˈkæn.ɪ.dɪt/, /ˈkæn.ɪ.deɪt/[1]
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NounEdit

candidate (plural candidates)

  1. A person who is running in an election.
  2. A person who is applying to a position for a job.
  3. A participant in an examination.
  4. Something or somebody that may be suitable.
    • 2013 May-June, Kevin Heng, “Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily?”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 184:
      In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter.
  5. A synonym for a candidate gene, i.e., a gene which may play a role in a given disease.

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VerbEdit

candidate (third-person singular simple present candidates, present participle candidating, simple past and past participle candidated)

  1. (uncommon) To stand as a candidate for an office, especially a religious one.
    • 1906, Year Book of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, page 196:
      The matter of candidating for a pulpit is not a matter of difference between congregations and Rabbis, but between Rabbis themselves.
    • 1917, William Harvey Allen, Universal Training for Citizenship and Public Service, page 154:
      Furthermore, the fact that a school principal has only been in a large school six weeks does not prevent his candidating for principal of a larger school with larger salary.
    • 2014, Susan H. Jones, Listening for God's Call, SCM Press (→ISBN), page 74:
      The report Shaping the Future also gives a set of learning outcomes for those people candidating for ordained ministry. These were also agreed by the Methodist Conference.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:candidated.
  2. (nonstandard, chiefly in jargon and by non-native speakers) To make or name (something) a candidate (for use, for study as a next project, for investigation as a possible cause of something, etc).
    • 1982, Brian O'Leary, Space industrialization, CRC:
      Performance comparison of solar energy conversion candidated for SPS. (From NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston 1977.)
    • 1989, Institution of Electrical Engineers. Electronics Division, European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, 5-8 September 1989, Peter Peregrinus Limited (→ISBN):
      In this program if a processor becomes idle, then all feasible activities requiring that kind of processor will be candidated for scheduling. If the number of candidates is more than the number of available processors, activities with higher priority ...
    • 2005, Khaled M. Khan, Yan Zhang, Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance, IGI Global (→ISBN), page 308:
      Evaluate the maintenance costs of the software system in order to candidate it for evolution AA14. Evaluate the hardware platform used and the possibility of migrating the software system toward more economical platforms ...

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NounEdit

candidate f (plural candidates)

  1. female equivalent of candidat

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

candidāte

  1. vocative singular of candidātus

NormanEdit

NounEdit

candidate f (plural candidates)

  1. female equivalent of candidat

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kandiˈdate/, [kãn̪d̪iˈðat̪e]

VerbEdit

candidate

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of candidatar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of candidatar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of candidatar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of candidatar.