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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb economize:

conservesave

Economize is sometimes a misspelling of economic.

Definition of the verb economize

What does economize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: economized | economizing | economizes

  1. use cautiously and frugally
    • example: I try to economize my spare time
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • alternative spelling: economise
    • synonyms of economize: conserve / husband
    • more generic words: preserve / save = to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
    • more specific word: retrench = tighten one's belt
  2. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    • example: The less fortunate will have to economize now
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • alternative spelling: economise
    • synonym of economize: save
    • more generic words: drop / expend / spend = pay out
    • more specific term: tighten one's belt = live frugally and use less resources

Alternative definition of the verb economize

verb

  1. To practice being economical (by using things sparingly or in moderation, and by avoiding waste or extravagance).
  2. To be frugal.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for economize

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Google previewEconomic Thought and Political Theory (2012)

by David Reisman

the incentive to economize is the incentive to reduce and hide quality. There is also incentive to push lost opportunities off on others. Use of the environment as a ...

Google previewBarron's How to Prepare for the Toeic Test (2003)

Test of English for International Communication by Lin Lougheed

Explanation: Economize is a verb. The sentence requires an adjective to modify process. Change the verb economize to the adjective economical 'to modify process. EXERCISES Part V: Incomplete Sentences Choose the one word or phrase ...

Google previewBarron's Test of English for International Communication (2006)

by Lin Lougheed

Explanation: Economize is a verb. The sentence requires an adjective to modify process. Change the verb economize to the adjective economical to modify process. EXERCISES Part 5: Incomplete Sentences Choose the one word or phrase ...

Google previewPhilosophical Inquiries (2010)

An Introduction to Problems of Philosophy by Nicholas Rescher

Rationality thus has a crucially economic dimension, seeing that the impetus to economize is an inherent part of intelligent comportment. Rationality is a matter of deliberately doing the best one can with the means at one's disposal—of striving ...

Google previewParliamentary Debates (1930)

by New Zealand. Parliament

The failure to economize is the first point, ...

Google previewThe Lumber Trade Journal (1915)

To economize is an essential part ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Verbs With Prepositions (2016)

by Martin Manser

economize verb economize on reduce the amount of money that you spend on (something): You could both economize on petrol by travelling to work in the same car. edge verb edge towards ...

Google previewPonapean-English Dictionary (1979)

by Kenneth L. Rehg, Damian G. Sohl

economize to economize on: kirawih. edge: keile. edge of ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

economize or economise ...

Google previewThe Globe dictionary of the English language (1873)

by English language

ECONOMIZE. —going to or iii the direction of east; oriental east Eastward, (ëst' wçrd) adv. Toward the east. Easy, (ëz'e) a. At ease; free from pain, anxiety, or constraint ; — affording rest ;— not difficult ; — causing ease ; — not straitened as to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Economize, v. a. Save, husband, manage frugally, use prudently, expend with frugality or without waste. Economize, v n Retrench, be frugal, be prudent, be economical, practise economy, husband one's resources, avoid waste. Economy, «.

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines (1871)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice. Illustrated with Nearly Sixteen Hundred Engravings on Wood. Reprinted Entirely from the Last Corrected and Greatly Enl. English Ed by Andrew Ure

Its objects are twofold:—1st, to economize the heat as much as possible, by exposing the liquid to a very extended heated surface; 2d, to cause the evaporation of the alcohol from the wash by passing a current of steam through it. The wash is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management (2016)

by Lee, In

Intermediaries help to economize on ...

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Economize Meaning

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Economize expenditure.
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Scrabble value of E1C3O1N1O1M3I1Z10E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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