Definitions for economizeɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•con•o•mizeɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz(v.)-mized, -miz•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.

    Category: Business

  2. (v.t.)to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.

    Category: Business

Origin of economize:

1640–50

e•con′o•miz`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conserve, husband, economize, economise(verb)

    use cautiously and frugally

    "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

  2. save, economize, economise(verb)

    spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

    "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. economize(verb)ɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz

    to spend less money or use less of sth than usual

    We're trying to economize on groceries.; 50 ways to economize at home

Wiktionary

  1. economize(Verb)

    To practice being economical (by using things sparingly or in moderation, and by avoiding waste or extravagance).

  2. economize(Verb)

    To be frugal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Economize(verb)

    to manage with economy; to use with prudence; to expend with frugality; as, to economize one's income

  2. Economize(verb)

    to be prudently sparing in expenditure; to be frugal and saving; as, to economize in order to grow rich

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