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Customer vs. Supplier

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Customer

In sales, commerce, and economics, a customer (sometimes known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is the recipient of a good, service, product or an idea - obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier via a financial transaction or exchange for money or some other valuable consideration.
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Supplier

A person or organization that provides something needed such as a product or service
The company has to pay suppliers within 90 days of purchase
Suppliers of health care
Every major energy supplier upped their prices
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Customer

A person who buys goods or services from a shop or business
Mr Harrison was a regular customer at the Golden Lion
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Supplier

To make available for use; provide
Does the hotel supply towels?.
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Customer

A person of a specified kind with whom one has to deal
He's a tough customer
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Supplier

To provide something necessary or desired to; furnish or equip
Supplied the players with uniforms.
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Customer

One that buys goods or services, as from a store or business.
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Supplier

To have as a necessary or desirable feature
A crime scene that supplied valuable evidence.
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Customer

(Informal) An individual with whom one must deal
That teacher is a tough customer.
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Supplier

To fill sufficiently; satisfy
Supply a need.
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Customer

(obsolete) A habitual patron, regular purchaser, returning client; one who has a custom of buying from a particular business.
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Supplier

To make up for (a deficiency, for example); compensate for.
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Customer

A patron, a client; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so.
Every person who passes by is a potential customer.
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Supplier

The act of supplying
Funds for the supply of the expedition.
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Customer

(informal) A person, especially one engaging in some sort of interaction with others.
A cool customer, a tough customer, an ugly customer
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Supplier

An amount available or sufficient for a given use; stock
Our supply of milk is low.
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Customer

A native official who exacted customs duties.
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Supplier

Often supplies Materials or provisions stored and dispensed when needed.
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Customer

One who collect customs; a toll gatherer.
The customers of the small or petty custom and of the subsidy do demand of them custom for kersey cloths.
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Supplier

(Economics) The amount of a commodity available for meeting a demand or for purchase at a given price.
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Customer

One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer.
He has got at last the character of a good customer; by this means he gets credit for something considerable, and then never pays for it.
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Supplier

One who supplies; a provider.
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Customer

A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the customers of a bank.
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Supplier

(soccer) Someone who assists (sets up) a goal.
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Customer

A peculiar person; - in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer.
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Supplier

One who supplies.
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Customer

A lewd woman.
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Supplier

Someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
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Customer

Someone who pays for goods or services
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