Synonyms for consumers

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Antonyms for consumers

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They will seek other occupations, and be consumers rather than producers of meats.

In the last resort the right to control is with the consumers.

The trouble with the consumers of publicity is that they are not skilled.

It is therefore to consumers nearer at hand that the country must look.

The animals which feed on the producers, or on other animals, are the consumers.

Horses and hounds are not the only consumers of the slave's toil.

This reasoning extended to all consumers must lead to the theory of abundance!

Those who constructed the machine and those who operate it must be paid by the consumers.

But those non-productive persons are consumers and are the most active consumers.

Trade-unions, consumers' leagues, and State bureaus have taken the initiative.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "one who squanders or wastes," agent noun from 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 since 1919, tracking "changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services" [Bureau of Labor Statistics]; abbreviation CPI is attested by 1971.

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