big, key, largest, leading, main, major
official, preferred
external, foreign, outside, overseas
automotive (AmE), component, energy (esp. BrE), equipment, food, material, materials, software, etc.

People are encouraged to switch energy supplier to save money.

building material suppliers

electricity, gas, oil
supplier of

the major suppliers of foreign goods

supplier to

the leading arms supplier to the rebel forces

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • supplier — [ syplije ] v. tr. <conjug. : 7> • 1360; réfect. étym. de souploier (XIIe), souplier (XIIIe); du lat. supplicare « se plier (sur les genoux) », avec infl. de ploier (ployer) ♦ Prier (qqn) en demandant qqch. comme une grâce, avec une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • supplier — sup‧pli‧er [səˈplaɪə ǁ ər] noun [countable] COMMERCE a company that provides a particular type of product: supplier of • Microsoft is the world s largest supplier of PC software. • With California s orange crop halved, local suppliers have had to …   Financial and business terms

  • Supplier — Sup*pli er, n. One who supplies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Supplier — may refer to:*Manufacturer, uses tools and labor to make things for sale *Processor (manufacturing), converts a product from one form to another *Packager (manufacturing), encloses products for distribution, storage, sale, and use *Distributor… …   Wikipedia

  • supplier — I noun caterer, chandler, commissary, contractor, furnisher, giver, merchant, provider, provisioner, purveyor, seller, steward, trader, victualer II index contributor (giver), materialman Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Wil …   Law dictionary

  • supplier — SUPPLIER. v. a. Prier avec sousmission. Je vous supplie, Monsieur, d aller, de faire &c. je vous supplie de croire. je vous supplie tres humblement. nous vous en supplions, ô mon Dieu, par les merites infinis de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • supplier — (su pli é), je suppliais, nous suppliions, vous suppliiez ; que je supplie, que nous suppliions, que vous suppliiez, qu ils supplient, v. a. Prier avec soumission et instance. Je vous en supplie. •   Souffrez, je vous supplie, Que pour la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • supplier — I. Supplier, et amender la faute de quelque chose par un autre, Supplere. Il faut suppléer et aider à la lettre, Scriptum a sententia discrepat. Budaeus. II. Supplier aucun, Supplicare alicui, Abiicere se alteri ad pedes, Abiicere se supplicem.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • supplier */*/ — UK [səˈplaɪə(r)] / US [səˈplaɪr] noun [countable] Word forms supplier : singular supplier plural suppliers a company, organization, or country that supplies or sells a product or a service electricity/gas/heating suppliers supplier of: Colombia… …   English dictionary

  • Supplier — See tier 1 Supplier tier 2 Supplier tier 3 Supplier …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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