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e·con·o·mize

 (ĭ-kŏn′ə-mīz′)
v. e·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing, e·con·o·miz·es
v.intr.
1. To practice economy, as by avoiding waste or reducing expenditures.
2. To make economical use of something: "The best that can be said for this method is that it economizes on thought" (Christopher Hitchens).
v.tr.
To use or manage with thrift: the need to economize scarce energy resources.

e·con′o·miz′er n.

economize

(ɪˈkɒnəˌmaɪz) or

economise

vb
(often foll by on) to limit or reduce (expense, waste, etc)
eˌconomiˈzation, eˌconomiˈsation n

e•con•o•mize

(ɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz)

v. -mized, -miz•ing. v.i.
1. to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.
v.t.
2. to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.
[1640–50]
e•con′o•miz`er, n.

economize


Past participle: economized
Gerund: economizing

Imperative
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Present
I economize
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Preterite
I economized
you economized
he/she/it economized
we economized
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Present Continuous
I am economizing
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Present Perfect
I have economized
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Past Continuous
I was economizing
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Past Perfect
I had economized
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Future
I will economize
you will economize
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Future Perfect
I will have economized
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Future Continuous
I will be economizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been economizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been economizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been economizing
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Conditional
I would economize
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we would economize
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Past Conditional
I would have economized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.economize - use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
save, preserve - to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
retrench - tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
2.economize - spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
tighten one's belt - live frugally and use less resources; "In the new economy, we all have to learn to tighten our belts"

economize

cut back, save, save money, be sparing, cut costs, be economical, scrimp, scrimp and save, retrench, be frugal, make economies, cut expenditure, tighten your belt, be on a shoestring, draw in your horns, husband your resources We're going to have to economize on our spending from now on.

economize

verb
To use without wasting:
Translations
šetřit
økonomisere
säästää
štedjeti
takarékosan bánik
spara, fara sparlega meî
節約する
절약하다
varčevati
hushålla
ประหยัด
ekonomi yapmakidareli harcamakiktisat yapmak
tiết kiệm

economize

[ɪˈkɒnəmaɪz]
A. VIeconomizar
to economize on stheconomizar en algo
B. VTeconomizar, ahorrar

economize

[ɪˈkɒnəmaɪz] economise (British) viéconomiser, faire des économies
to economize on sth → faire des économies sur qch

economize

visparen

economize

[ɪˈkɒnəˌmaɪz] vi to economize (on)fare economia (di), risparmiare (su)

economy

(iˈkonəmi) noun
1. the thrifty, careful management of money etc to avoid waste. Please use the water with economy; We must make economies in household spending.
2. organization of money and resources. the country's economy; household economy.
economic (iːkəˈnomik) adjective
1. of or concerned with (an) economy. the country's economic future.
2. likely to bring a profit. an economic rent.
economical (iːkəˈnomikəl) adjective
thrifty; not extravagant. This car is very economical on petrol.
ˌecoˈnomically adverb
economics (iːkəˈnomiks) noun singular
the study of production and distribution of money and goods. He is studying economics.
eˈconomist noun
a person who is an expert in economics.
eˈconomize, eˈconomise verb
to spend money or goods carefully. We must economize on fuel.

economize

يَقْتَصِدُ šetřit økonomisere sparen κάνω οικονομία economizar säästää économiser štedjeti economizzare 節約する 절약하다 bezuinigen spare oszczędzić economizar экономить hushålla ประหยัด ekonomi yapmak tiết kiệm 节省
References in classic literature ?
It irritated her, but she was ashamed to confess it, and now and then she tried to console herself by buying something pretty, so that Sallie needn't think she had to economize.
Shelby, "could not you give me some little insight into yours; a list of all your debts, at least, and of all that is owed to you, and let me try and see if I can't help you to economize.
The loss of one hundred dollars a year is a very trifling matter, but it made all the difference between comfort and self-denial to the two old spinsters Their manner of life had been so rigid and careful that it was difficult to economize any further, and the blow had fallen just when it was most inconvenient, for Rebecca's school and boarding expenses, small as they were, had to be paid promptly and in cash.
To pack a lifetime with energy--that is the American plan, and so to economize that energy as to get the largest results.
It had never occurred to me until that moment that there was any need to economize them, and I had wasted almost half the box in astonishing the Upper-worlders, to whom fire was a novelty.
You see I am obliged to economize, in case your prosperity should cease.
As for those antique floor-cloth & still occasionally seen in the dwellings of the rabble - cloths of huge, sprawling, and radiating devises, stripe-interspersed, and glorious with all hues, among which no ground is intelligible-these are but the wicked invention of a race of time-servers and money-lovers - children of Baal and worshippers of Mammon - Benthams, who, to spare thought and economize fancy, first cruelly invented the Kaleidoscope, and then established joint-stock companies to twirl it by steam.
Oh, yes, indeed, my good Joe," said the doctor, reassuring him; "we have to economize our provisions, you know; and on the way, Dick, you must get us some fresh meat.
Fouquet had gone to bed, like a man who clings to life, and wishes to economize, as much as possible, that slender tissue of existence, of which the shocks and frictions of this world so quickly wear out the tenuity.
In order to economize in every way possible, so as to be sure to reach Hampton in a reasonable time, I continued to sleep under the same sidewalk that gave me shelter the first night I was in Richmond.
The measure would cause him some added expense and some diminution of income beyond what he had already undergone from the general depression of trade; and the Hospital presented itself as a principal object of outlay on which he could fairly economize.
He no longer bought books, and he economized in petty ways and sought to delay the inevitable end; though he did not know how to economize, and brought the end nearer by a week when he gave his sister Marian five dollars for a dress.