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capitalist

noun [C]
 
 
/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.
→  See also venture capitalist
Translations of “capitalist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 資本主義者, 資本家…
in Russian капиталист…
in Turkish kapitalist…
in Chinese (Simplified) 资本主义者, 资本家…
in Polish kapitalist-a/ka…
(Definition of capitalist noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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