el opositor
-the candidate
See the entry for opositor.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (adversarial)
a. opposing
Tus argumentos opositores carecen de convicción.Your opposing arguments lack conviction.
b. opposition (politics)
El gobierno llegó a un acuerdo con los partidos opositores sobre la asistencia social.The government reached an agreement with the opposition parties about welfare.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (rival)
a. opponent
Los nazis enviaron a sus opositores a campos de concentración.The Nazis sent their opponents to concentration camps.
3. (competitor)
a. candidate
Me eligieron a mí en un concurso de 23 opositores.I was selected in a competition of 23 candidates.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (a un cargo)
a. candidate in a public entrance examination
2. (oponente)
a. opponent
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opositora opositora
(contrario) opposing; (Política) opposition; of the opposition
el líder opositor the leader of the opposition
1 (Univ) competitor; candidate;a for
2 (Política) opponent
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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