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capitalistcap‧i‧tal‧ist1 /ˈkæpɪtl-ɪst/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 PGRICHsomeone who supports capitalismcommunist, socialist2 BBsomeone who owns or controls a lot of money and lends it to businesses, banks etc to produce more wealth venture capitalist at venture capital
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capitalistThe relationship between capitalist and wage labourer is defined as an equal exchange.First, if partially successful, it will lead to a big profits boom for the capitalists.The difference between the two is the surplus value which the capitalist can extract from the workers.the capitalists of the WestThe capitalist can give them nothing that they need.But venture capitalists are swooping in like vultures.Is it backed by sophisticated venture capitalists?In other words, capitalists must prosper if there is to be progress and landlords can not help reaping its fruits.
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capitalistcapitalist2 ●○○ (also capitalistic /ˌkæpətlˈɪstɪk◂/) adjective  PEusing or supporting capitalismcommunist, socialist the capitalist system
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capitalistCapital is privately owned by a minority, the capitalist class.the seven richest capitalist countriesThe degree of capitalist development implied the momentum of a bourgeois revolution.What happened in the 1970s was capitalist greed.Skepticism is part and parcel of the capitalist ideology.In these ways, argues Marx, capitalist manufacturing exploits workers' labour-power and craft skills.More limited forms of resistance such as normal trade union activity do not alter the fundamental relationships of class inequality in capitalist society.Members of capitalist systems tend to take such discrimination for granted but the logic of the exercise is far from obvious.This refers to the professionals and white-collar workers whose earnings are linked to their skills and qualifications rather than capitalist ventures.
From Longman Business Dictionarycapitalistcap‧i‧tal‧ist1 /ˈkæpɪtl-ɪst/ noun [countable]1ECONOMICSsomeone who supports capitalismThe country has really changed; it’s OK to be a capitalist now.2FINANCEsomeone who owns or controls a lot of money and lends it to businesses to create more wealthThe country has finally captured foreign capitalists’ attention, if not yet their investment. venture capitalistcapitalistcapitalist2 (also capitalistic) adjectiveECONOMICS using or supporting capitalismleaders of the Group of Seven largest capitalist democraciesBeijing agreed to maintain Hong Kong’s capitalist system for at least 50 years.
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