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capitalistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkæpɪtəlɪst/
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   us   /ˈkæpɪtəlɪst/ (also capitalistic)
ECONOMICS, POLITICS based on the ​system of ​capitalism: Competition, ​freeenterprise, 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)
Translations of “capitalist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 资本主义者, 资本家…
in Turkish kapitalist…
in Russian капиталист…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資本主義者, 資本家…
in Polish kapitalist-a/ka…
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“capitalist” in British English

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