economize economize  /ɪ ˈkɑ nə ˌmaɪz/


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



  1. It's a painless alternative to traditional menu-planning and a great way to find new recipes and economize at the same time.
  2. They have no credit-card debt, economize every way they can yet can't escape the feeling that they are just a pink slip away from financial disaster.
  3. Women are still sewing to economizebut on the fanciest dresses that Paris can design.


  1. Transition Town: New business 7 Rivers Sausage takes fresh approach to good food

    Sausage making is as old as antiquity and probably began when folks learned that salt was a useful preservative. Soon it developed as an effort to economize and preserve meat after fall butchering.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vernon County Broadcaster

  2. Caption This!: Sofa, So Good

    Why spend money on a moving truck when you can spend it on axle repairs instead? Despite their best efforts to economize on transportation, they still ended up having to make another...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: E! Online


  1. "In looking at ways to economize, that was an unfortunate sacrifice," Gelb said in a telephone interview. "It's a much more expensive revival than most."
    on Nov 13, 2008 By: Peter Gelb Source: Denver Post

  2. "This is not something on which we have the right to economize, because in the end the well-being of the people depends on this, what is called the health of the nation," Medvedev said.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: FOXNews

  3. "It's natural that during these tough times," Coelho says. "People want to conserve, economize, cut back, cut down and reduce their nut. I am doing the same. At the same time however, I encourage people to get more creative and resourceful...
    on Oct 16, 2009 By: Susie Coelho Source: San Jose Mercury News

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