economise
British variant of economize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • economise — v. t. same as {economize}. Syn: conserve, husband, economize. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • économisé — économisé, ée (é ko no mi zé, zée) part. passé. 1°   Administré avec économie. •   Il avait dressé le catalogue d une bibliothèque générale bien entendue, économisée et complète, pour qui n eût voulu que bien savoir, FONTEN. Des Billettes..… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • economise — (Brit.) v. save; cut back, be thrifty (also economize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • economise — v. (D; intr.) to economise on (to economise on fuel) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • economise — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • economise — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • economise — [c]/əˈkɒnəmaɪz / (say uh konuhmuyz) verb (economised, economising) –verb (t) 1. to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally: *Minor pleasures consisted in seeing how far she could economise the ingredients of pudding or cake –henry handel… …   Australian English dictionary

  • economise — verb 1. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of This move will save money The less fortunate will have to economize now • Syn: ↑save, ↑economize • Derivationally related forms: ↑economiser, ↑economizer ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • economised — economise (Brit.) v. save; cut back, be thrifty (also economize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • economises — economise (Brit.) v. save; cut back, be thrifty (also economize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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