Candidate vs Nominee - What's the difference?

candidate | nominee |


As nouns the difference between candidate and nominee

is that candidate is a person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job while nominee is a person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

candidate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.
  • A participant in an examination.
  • Something or somebody maybe suitable for or in danger of something or somebody.
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  • Synonym for candidate gene.
  • Derived terms

    * candidacy * Manchurian candidate

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    nominee

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office.
  • A person or organisation in whose name a security is registered though true ownership is held by another party, called nominator, especially for the purpose of concealing the identity of the nominator.
  • The Supreme Court confiscated half of Thaksin Shinawatra's fortune after finding that, while being Prime Minister, he held shares in commercial companies through nominees .