Antonym: production. Similar words: consume, consumption, consult, consensus, consultant, resume, assume, summer. Meaning: [-mə] n. a person who uses goods or services.
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1 The government instituted a consumer protection agency.
2 Protection for the consumer is laid down by statute.
3 Consumer confidence is currently at a low ebb.
4 Firms have to be responsive to consumer demand.
5 Rising consumer sales have the effect of spurring the economy to faster growth.
6 We need more feedback from the consumer in order to improve our goods.
7 The UK is the biggest consumer of tropical hardwoods after Japan.
8 The boom was fuelled by accelerated demand for consumer products.
9 We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.
10 The Consumer Federation claims banks are ripping you off by not passing along savings on interest rates.
11 Consumer groups are demanding greater consistency in the labelling of food products.
12 For a monthly flat fee, paid by the consumer or employer, HMOs provide a specified list of medical services both in and outside the hospital.
13 A fall in unemployment will help to restore consumer confidence.
14 Low consumer demand has forced us to mark down a wide range of goods, sometimes by as much as 30%.
15 In the field of consumer electronics, Philips is determined to remain a world leader.
16 Stronger legal safeguards are needed to protect the consumer.
17 Computers became a consumer item in the early 1990s.
18 Consumer confidence reached an all-time low in September.
19 The reduced consumer demand is also affecting company profits.
20 The company collects information about consumer trends.
21 Consumer confidence reached a 30-year high.
22 Consumer spending on sports-related items amounted to ￡9.75 billion.
23 Consumer spending was down by 0.1% last month.
24 Tax cuts will boost consumer confidence after the recession.
25 New consumer credit fell to $3.7 billion in August.
26 Credit is the life-blood of the consumer society.
27 It is essential that the public sector orientates itself more towards the consumer.
28 As the market opens up,(www.Sentencedict.com) I think people are going to be able to spend more money on consumer goods.
29 Trading has been adversely affected by the downturn in consumer spending.
30 The author builds up a useful composite picture of contemporary consumer culture.
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