verb (used without object), can·di·dat·ed, can·di·dat·ing.
Origin of candidate
Related formscan·di·da·cy [kan-di-duh-see] /ˈkæn dɪ də si/; Chiefly British, can·di·da·ture [kan-di-duh-cher] /ˈkæn dɪ də tʃər/, can·di·date·ship, nounpre·can·di·da·cy, nounpre·can·di·da·ture, noun
Examples from the Web for candidacy
A declaration of candidacy signed by Cuomo was in the trunk of his car.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And it might be easiest of all imagining him “exploring” a candidacy for a while and then deciding the hell with it.
Rubio has his own troubles with immigration, but people close to him said he still may have a path even with a Bush candidacy.
The other person for whom a path to the nomination, let alone a candidacy, seems much less likely is Mitt Romney.
When it becomes clear that nobody else will challenge Lindbergh in the next election, Winchell announces his own candidacy.American Dreams: How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’|Nathaniel Rich|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His candidacy probably saved the party from breaking into two hostile wings.Expansion and Conflict|William E. Dodd
The LaFollette candidacy was deprived of most of its supporters, through the superior popularity of Roosevelt.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
Pierce's club, the Huron, compelled the abandonment of Mr. Harrington Surtaine's candidacy.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
We'll say that my father honestly wanted me to stand for the candidacy.The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush|Francis Lynde
It is difficult for the historian to unravel the precise circumstances which led to this candidacy.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill