verb econ·o·mize \-ˌmīz\

: to use money, resources, etc., carefully ( chiefly US )


Full Definition of ECONOMIZE

intransitive verb
:  to practice economy :  be frugal
transitive verb
:  to use frugally :  save
econ·o·miz·er noun

Examples of ECONOMIZE

  1. He was born into a wealthy family and never learned to economize.
  2. <in tough times people learn how to economize>

First Known Use of ECONOMIZE


Rhymes with ECONOMIZE

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ECONOMIZE Defined for Kids


verb econ·o·mize \i-ˈkä-nə-ˌmīz\

Definition of ECONOMIZE for Kids

:  to be thrifty <We have to economize until times get better.>
:  to use less of :  save <I'm trying to economize on fuel.>


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