Definitions for economizeɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•con•o•mizeɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz(v.)-mized, -miz•ing.
(v.i.)to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.
(v.t.)to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.
Origin of economize:
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"
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
to spend less money or use less of sth than usual
We're trying to economize on groceries.; 50 ways to economize at home
To practice being economical (by using things sparingly or in moderation, and by avoiding waste or extravagance).
To be frugal.
to manage with economy; to use with prudence; to expend with frugality; as, to economize one's income
to be prudently sparing in expenditure; to be frugal and saving; as, to economize in order to grow rich