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Meaning of ECONOMIZE

Pronunciation:  i'kânu`mIz

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

ECONOMIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: conserve, economise, husband
 Antonyms: blow, squander, waste
 See Also: drop, expend, preserve, retrench, save, spend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*con"o*mize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Economized}; 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
          Expenses in the city were to be economized. --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. ).
          Calculating how to economize time.       --W. Irving.
  2. \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.