consumer


consumer
noun
ADJECTIVE
big, great, heavy, large

We are the biggest consumers of tropical hardwoods after Japan.

average, ordinary
individual
potential, target (esp. AmE)
passive

Mass culture turns audiences into passive consumers.

smart (AmE), sophisticated
domestic
industrial (esp. AmE)
online
green

Green consumers should be wary of manufacturers' claims that their products are environmentally friendly.

foreign
electricity, energy
VERB + CONSUMER
offer, provide, supply

We supply domestic consumers

reach, target
educate, persuade
exploit

They exploit consumers by charging high prices.

protect

What can be done to protect the ordinary consumer from unscrupulous operators?

satisfy
CONSUMER + VERB
buy sth, pay sth, spend sth
demand sth, need sth, want sth
CONSUMER + NOUN
applications, brands, devices, durables (BrE), electronics, goods, products, services

the market for consumer durables

attitudes, awareness, behaviour/behavior, choice, confidence, demand, interest, needs, preferences, tastes, trends

Economists forecast that falling consumer confidence will cut into household purchases.

education, research
credit, debt, expenditure, loan (esp. AmE), spending
protection, rights
advocate (AmE), group, organization, watchdog

Consumer watchdogs have accused banks of ‘appalling arrogance’ in the way they treat customers.

culture, society

We are living in a consumer society.

market, sector
prices

the consumer prices index (BrE, AmE)

the consumer price index (BrE)

boom (esp. BrE)

Government policy encouraged a consumer boom.

boycott

The country could face a consumer boycott of its exports.

PREPOSITION
among consumer

two years of research among consumers


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  • consumer — con·sum·er n: one that utilizes economic goods; specif: an individual who purchases goods for personal use as distinguished from commercial use Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consumer …   Law dictionary

  • consumer — con‧sum‧er [kənˈsjuːmə ǁ ˈsuːmər] noun [countable] 1. MARKETING a person who buys goods, products, and services for their own use, not for business use or to resell: • Demand for autos is increasing as consumers feel more confident about the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Consumer IR — Consumer IR, consumer infrared, or CIR, refers to a wide variety of devices employing the infrared electromagnetic spectrum for wireless communications. Most commonly found in television remote controls, infrared ports are equally ubiquitous in… …   Wikipedia

  • consumer — Consumer, et user, Absumere, Consumere, Prodigere. Consumer tout à fait, Abuti. Consumer les biens d autruy, Comedere aliquem. Consumer en frottant, Atterere. Le soing me consume et gaste, Coquit me cura. Consumer et user à force de frotter,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • consumer — CONSUMER. v. a. Détruire, user, réduire à rien. Le feu consuma tout ce grand édifice en deux heures de temps. La victime fut consumée par le feu. Le temps consume toutes choses. Il consume tout son bien en débauches. Il a consumé son patrimoine.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consumer — early 15c., one who squanders or wastes, agent noun from CONSUME (Cf. consume). In economic sense, one who uses up goods or articles (opposite of producer) from 1745. Consumer goods is attested from 1890. In U.S., consumer price index calculated… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Consumer — Con*sum er (k[o^]n*s[=u]m [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food. [1913 Webster] 2. (Econ.) the person or organization that uses some item of commerce or service in its own acitities, as opposed to reselling the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consumer — CONSUMER. v. a. User, dissiper, destruire, reduire à rien. Le feu consuma tout ce grand édifice en deux heures de temps. la victime fut consumée par le feu. le temps consume toutes choses. il consume tout son bien en desbauches. il a consumé son… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • consumer — /konˈsumər, ingl. kənˈsjuːmə(r)/ [dal v. ingl. to consume «consumare»] A s. m. e f. inv. consumatore B agg. inv. (nel marketing) privato CONTR. business, business to business …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • consumer — [n] person who buys merchandise, services buyer, customer, end user, enjoyer, purchaser, shopper, user; concept 348 Ant. marketer, merchandiser …   New thesaurus


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