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VERB (2)

1. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of;
- Example: "This move will save money"
- Example: "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
[syn: save, economize, economise]

2. use cautiously and frugally;
- Example: "I try to economize my spare time"
- Example: "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
[syn: conserve, husband, economize, economise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Economize \E*con"o*mize\, v. i. To be prudently sparing in expenditure; to be frugal and saving; as, to economize in order to grow rich. [Written also economise.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

economise \economise\ v. t. same as economize. Syn: conserve, husband, economize. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Economize \E*con"o*mize\ ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Economized ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Economizing.] [Cf. F. ['e]conomiser.] To manage with economy; to use with prudence; to expend with frugality; as, to economize one's income. [Written also economise.] [1913 Webster] Expenses in the city were to be economized. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster] Calculating how to economize time. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

economise v 1: spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now" [syn: save, economize, economise] 2: use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit" [syn: conserve, husband, economize, economise] [ant: blow, squander, waste]