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capitalist

cap·i·tal·ist

capitalist

 
 
pronunciation:
kae pih t lihst
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who invests capital, esp. extensively, in business enterprises.
He was one of many capitalists who lost their money when the stock market crashed.
synonyms:
investor
similar words:
baron, billionaire, bourgeois, businessman, businesswoman, financier, industrialist, magnate, mogul, moneybags, plutocrat, tycoon
definition 2: one who supports an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned, and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market.
He was a capitalist and strongly opposed to Marxism.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to capitalism or capitalists.
The United States has a capitalist economy.
Word Parts
The word capitalist contains the following parts:
-ist Greek noun-forming suffix that means person who does or believes in
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Many words ending in -ist have a corresponding abstract noun form ending in -ism.