intransitive verb-·mized·, -·miz·ing
When you clip coupons or dine out less to save money, this is an example of when you economize.
verbe·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing, e·con·o·miz·es
- 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 )
(third-person singular simple present economizes, present participle economizing, simple past and past participle economized)
- When loaded by shovel the car is made low to economize labour.
- This type of structure, which is extremely various in its details, is found especially, as we should expect, in plants which have to economize their water supply.
- From this post he was unceremoniously dismissed in 1879 by the European controllers of the public revenues, determined to economize at all hazards; and French influence prevented his succeeding his friend Mariette at the Bulaq Museum in 1883.
- Sometimes also a viaduct consisting of a series of arches is preferred to an embankment when the line has to be taken over a piece of fiat alluvial plain, or when it is desired to economize space and to carry the line at a sufficient height to clear the streets, as in the case of various railways entering London and other large towns.
- One of the advantages of electric trains on the multiple control system is that they economize terminal accommodation, because they can be driven from either end indifferently, and therefore avoid the necessity for tracks by which engines can change from one end of the train to the other.