Economize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈkɑːnəmaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word economize
Brit.  |ɪˈkɒnəmʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word economize

verb

- use cautiously and frugally(syn: conserve, economise, husband)

I try to economize my spare time

- spend sparingly, avoid the waste of(syn: economise, save)

The less fortunate will have to economize now

Examples

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

...in tough times people learn how to economize...

I'd rather economize on holidays than food.

Higher taxes encourage people to economize on fuel.

I try to economize my spare time

The less fortunate will have to economize now

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: economize
he/she/it: economizes
present participle: economizing
past tense: economized
past participle: economized
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