- To economize is defined as to reduce spending or make budget-friendly choices.
When you clip coupons or dine out less to save money, this is an example of when you economize.
economize definition by Webster's New World
to manage or use with thrift
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- economizer noun
economize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb e·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing, e·con·o·miz·es verb, intransitive
- To practice economy, as by avoiding waste or reducing expenditures.
- To make economical use of something: “The best that can be said for this method is that it economizes on thought” (Christopher Hitchens).
To use or manage with thrift: the need to economize scarce energy resources.
- e·conˈo·mizˌer noun