applicant noun

ADJ. potential, prospective | suitable, suitably qualified Grant payments will be made to suitable applicants. | unsuitable | lucky, successful | disappointed, unsuccessful Unsuccessful applicants may appeal against the decision. | job | asylum, refugee

VERB + APPLICANT attract The advertisement attracted a number of applicants. | shortlist Eighteen applicants were shortlisted. | interview | appoint, select | reject, turn away/down

APPLICANT + VERB apply All applicants should apply in writing.

PREP. ~ for There were over fifty applicants for the job.