economize

verb econ·o·mize \ i-ˈkä-nə-ˌmīz \

Definition of economize

economized; economizing
intransitive verb
: to practice economy : be frugal
transitive verb
: 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

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First Known Use of economize

1780

economize Synonyms


ECONOMIZE Defined for English Language Learners

economize

verb

Definition of economize for English Language Learners

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


ECONOMIZE Defined for Kids

economize

verb econ·o·mize \ i-ˈkä-nə-ˌmīz \

Definition of economize for Students

economized; economizing
1 : to be thrifty
  • We have to economize until times get better.
2 : to use less of : save
  • I'm trying to economize on fuel.


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