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ECONOMIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does economize mean? 

ECONOMIZE (verb)
  The verb ECONOMIZE has 2 senses:

1. use cautiously and frugally
2. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

  Familiarity information: ECONOMIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ECONOMIZE (verb)


Sense 1economize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use cautiously and frugally

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

economize; husband; economise; conserve

Context examples:

I try to economize my spare time / conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

Hypernyms (to "economize" is one way to...):

preserve; save (to keep up and reserve for personal or special use)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "economize"):

retrench (tighten one's belt; use resources carefully)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2economize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

economise; economize; save

Context examples:

This move will save money / The less fortunate will have to economize now

Hypernyms (to "economize" is one way to...):

drop; expend; spend (pay out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "economize"):

tighten one's belt (live frugally and use less resources)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something ----s something


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