big, great, large
The UK is the biggest consumer of tropical hardwoods after Japan.
| average, ordinary | potential | passive
Mass culture turns audiences into passive consumers, their participation limited to the choice between buying and not buying.
| sophisticated | domestic, foreign | commercial, industrial | green
Green consumers should be wary of manufacturers' claims that their products are environmentally friendly.
| electricity, energy
VERB + CONSUMER
supplying domestic consumers
| persuade | exploit
to exploit consumers by charging a high price
What can be done to protect the ordinary consumer from unscrupulous service operators?
CONSUMER + VERB
buy sth, spend sth
CONSUMER + NOUN
durables, electronics, goods, products, services
the market for consumer durables
| attitudes, awareness, behaviour, choice, confidence, demand, expenditure, needs, preferences, spending, tastes | protection, rights | group, organization, watchdog
Consumer watchdogs have accused banks of ‘appalling arrogance’ in the way they treat customers.
We are living in a consumer society.
| market | prices | boom
Government policy encouraged a consumer boom followed by a deep recession.
The country could face a consumer boycott of its beef exports.
two years of research among consumers
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