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 for economize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Economize \E*con"o*mize\, v. i.
     To be prudently sparing in expenditure; to be frugal and
     saving; as, to economize in order to grow rich. [Written also
     economise.] --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Economize \E*con"o*mize\ ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[imac]z), v. t.
     [imp. & p. p. Economized ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[imac]zd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Economizing.] [Cf. F. ['e]conomiser.]
     To manage with economy; to use with prudence; to expend with
     frugality; as, to economize one's income. [Written also
     economise.]
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           Expenses in the city were to be economized. --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. ).
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           Calculating how to economize time.       --W. Irving.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  economize
      v 1: use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare
           time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
           [syn: conserve, husband, economize, economise]
           [ant: blow, squander, waste]
      2: spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save
         money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now" [syn:
         save, economize, economise]

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