economize

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verb econ·o·mize \-ˌmīz\

Definition of economize

economized

economizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to practice economy :  be frugal

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to use frugally :  save

economizer

noun

Examples of economize in a sentence

  1. He was born into a wealthy family and never learned to economize.

  2. <in tough times people learn how to economize>

1816

First Known Use of economize

1816


ECONOMIZE Defined for English Language Learners

economize

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verb econ·o·mize \-ˌmīz\

Definition of economize for English Language Learners

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


ECONOMIZE Defined for Kids

economize

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verb econ·o·mize \i-ˈkä-nə-ˌmīz\

Definition of economize for Students

economized

economizing

  1. 1 :  to be thrifty <We have to economize until times get better.>

  2. 2 :  to use less of :  save <I'm trying to economize on fuel.>



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