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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
economize
economize
Present
I economize
you economize
he/she/it economizes
we economize
you economize
they economize
Preterite
I economized
you economized
he/she/it economized
we economized
you economized
they economized
Present Continuous
I am economizing
you are economizing
he/she/it is economizing
we are economizing
you are economizing
they are economizing
Present Perfect
I have economized
you have economized
he/she/it has economized
we have economized
you have economized
they have economized
Past Continuous
I was economizing
you were economizing
he/she/it was economizing
we were economizing
you were economizing
they were economizing
Past Perfect
I had economized
you had economized
he/she/it had economized
we had economized
you had economized
they had economized
Future
I will economize
you will economize
he/she/it will economize
we will economize
you will economize
they will economize
Future Perfect
I will have economized
you will have economized
he/she/it will have economized
we will have economized
you will have economized
they will have economized
Future Continuous
I will be economizing
you will be economizing
he/she/it will be economizing
we will be economizing
you will be economizing
they will be economizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been economizing
you have been economizing
he/she/it has been economizing
we have been economizing
you have been economizing
they have been economizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been economizing
you will have been economizing
he/she/it will have been economizing
we will have been economizing
you will have been economizing
they will have been economizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been economizing
you had been economizing
he/she/it had been economizing
we had been economizing
you had been economizing
they had been economizing
Conditional
I would economize
you would economize
he/she/it would economize
we would economize
you would economize
they would economize
Past Conditional
I would have economized
you would have economized
he/she/it would have economized
we would have economized
you would have economized
they would have economized
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
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This vacuum economised the graphite points between which the luminous arc was developed--an important point of economy for Captain Nemo, who could not easily have replaced them; and under these conditions their waste was imperceptible.
As for clothes, she had enough to last her till the end of her days, and she economised on the light by going to bed at dusk.
But she economised on room service, ordering fish and chips.