verb (used without object), can·di·dat·ed, can·di·dat·ing.
- candid camera,
- candidate species,
Origin of candidate
Examples from the Web for candidate
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
In each contest, the Republican candidate outperformed the GOP result from 2012 among women voters.
Tyrangiel, 42, was considered a candidate to succeed Winkler.
Say, however, that the NRCC paid for a television ad that was suggested by a candidate.
The instant you are deemed a candidate for arrest, you become not so much a person as a “perp.”‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1848 he took the examination for "candidate" in the University of St. Petersburg.A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections|Isabel Florence Hapgood
Meanwhile Mr. Krone, with an imprecation, declares he has power to elect his candidate to the Senate.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
We went to church, but heard a most miserable sermon by a young person, a candidate.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
No candidate on this ticket has ever sought or held a political office or job.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution|Franklin Hichborn
It is to be feared that even the thoughtful political convictions of the candidate did not altogether produce the result.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin for candidate
c.1600s, from Latin candidatus "one aspiring to office," originally "white-robed," past participle of candidare "to make white or bright," from candidus (see candid). Office-seekers in ancient Rome wore white togas.