Meaning of “capitalist” in the English Dictionary

"capitalist" in Business English

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capitalistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæpɪtəlɪst/ us

POLITICS a person who supports capitalism:

He is broadly perceived as a free-market capitalist.

ECONOMICS a person who invests large amounts of money in a business or businesses:

What is profitable for the individual capitalist may not be beneficial for the system as a whole.


uk /ˈkæpɪtəlɪst/ us also capitalistic

ECONOMICS, POLITICS based on the system of capitalism:

Competition, free enterprise, and profit are the values at the heart of the global capitalist system.
a capitalist society/democracy/economy
a capitalist country/nation/state

(Definition of “capitalist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)