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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    you could try a thesaurus or dictionary.
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Oct 30, 2013 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
    Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 8:33
  • @Hugo - My mistake. Rectified.
    – Rook
    Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 9:08

3 Answers 3


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/


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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Replacement word of candidate

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