One who aspires, as to advancement, honors, or a high position.
One that seeks:
The person presenting a petition to a court or other body in order to institute an equity hearing or to appeal from a judgment. The opponent in such a proceeding is known as the respondent.
The definition of a candidate is a person who is seen as suitable for a position, who is taking a test for admission or acceptance, or who has been chosen by a political party to run for office.
A person who applies for employment, help, etc.
Find another word for hopefuls. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hopefuls, like: aspirants, seekers, petitioners, candidates and applicants.