economize

[ ih-kon-uh-mahyz ]
/ ɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz /
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verb (used without object), e·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing.

to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.

verb (used with object), e·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing.

to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.
Also especially British, e·con·o·mise.

Origin of economize

First recorded in 1640–50; econom(y) + -ize

SYNONYMS FOR economize

Related forms

un·e·con·o·miz·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for economising

economize

economise

/ (ɪˈkɒnəˌmaɪz) /

verb

(often foll by on) to limit or reduce (expense, waste, etc)

Derived Forms

economization or economisation, noun
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