18/10/17 The Difference between User and Consumer

The Difference between User and Consumer

A user is a person or thing that uses something such as a place, facility, product, or machine.

Beach users have complained about people walking their dogs on the sand.

…a regular user of Holland’s health-care system.

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…a user of electric current, such as an electric motor, a lamp, or a toaster. [+ of]

A consumer is a person who buys things or uses services.

…claims that tobacco companies failed to warn consumers about the dangers of smoking.

…improving public services and consumer rights.

Synonyms: buyer, customer, user, shopper.