- 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.
- economizer noun
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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).
- e·conˈo·mizˌer noun