Synonyms of candidate in English:

candidate


See definition of candidate

noun

1‘candidates applying for this position should be computer-literate’

SYNONYMS
applicant, job applicant, job-seeker, prospective employee
contender, contestant, nominee, aspirant, possibility, possible
interviewee
postulant, suitor, pretender
informal runner

2‘A-level candidates’

SYNONYMS
examinee, entrant

3‘the most likely candidate for the title of Designer of the Year’

SYNONYMS
prospect
informal bet