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economize

e·con·o·mize

economize

 
pronunciation:
ih ka n maIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: economized, economizes, economizing
definition: to practice thrift; avoid wasteful expenditure; be economical.
The family economized in the winter months so as to afford a vacation in the summer.
synonyms:
save, spare
antonyms:
splurge
similar words:
pinch pennies, retrench, scrimp, stint
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to use or spend less of; manage thriftily.
synonyms:
conserve, save, spare
antonyms:
squander
similar words:
pinch pennies, put aside, scrimp
derivation: economizer (n.)