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An example, just a minute ago I was looking for a word to replace candidate

Amongst the candidates for the album title.

since the candidate is a person, not the one-of-many album titles.

So, I was wondering. When faced with a problem as such, where do you go to look for a certain word, if you cannot remember it / do not know it?

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marked as duplicate by Hugo, mplungjan, J.R., Matt E. Эллен, RegDwigнt Oct 30 '13 at 10:08

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you could try a thesaurus or dictionary. – Rory Alsop Oct 30 '13 at 8:30
Candidate can be a person but it can also be a thing, according to the first dictionary I checked: "3. a person or thing regarded as suitable or likely for a particular fate or position ⇒ this wine is a candidate for his cellar". // Tip: "English" is spelled with a capital E. – Hugo Oct 30 '13 at 8:33
@Hugo - My mistake. Rectified. – Rook Oct 30 '13 at 9:08
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A candidate doesn't have to be a person. When you have questions like this, you can try an online thesaurus, such as http://thesaurus.com/

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Thesaurus.net has this wordfinder functionality where you can search for a synonym for "candidate" and it provides a word web with words related to "candidate". You just need to click each word in order to find out whether the word almost fit with your idea. :)

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Here is your answer

Replacement word of candidate

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