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client

cli·ent

client

 
pronunciation:
klaI nt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who pays for the services of another, esp. those of a lawyer or other professional.
The lawyer met with her client to talk about their first day in court.That talent agency has several big stars as their clients.
similar words:
consumer, customer, patron
definition 2: one who is subject to the assistance of a government or private welfare agency, esp. by virtue of being poor.
The agency was established to provide services to welfare clients.
synonyms:
dependent
definition 3: a nation that is dependent on or under the patronage of another; client state.
These countries were clients of the superpowers during the Cold War.
similar words:
dependent, satellite, subordinate
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