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Meaning of “economize” in the English Dictionary

"economize" in British English

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economizeverb [I]

(UK usually economise) uk   /ɪˈkɒn.ə.maɪz/  us   /-ˈkɑː.nə-/
to ​try to ​savemoney by ​reducing the ​amount that you are ​spending: You could economize onfood by not ​eating in ​restaurants all the ​time. A lot of ​companies are ​trying to economize by not taking on new ​staff.
(Definition of economize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"economize" in American English

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economizeverb [I]

 us   /ɪˈkɑn·əˌmɑɪz/
to ​intentionallyreduce what you are ​spending or using: You could economize on ​food by not ​eating in ​restaurants all the ​time.
(Definition of economize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"economize" in Business English

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economizeverb [I]

(UK also economise) uk   us   /ɪˈkɒnəmaɪz/
to make an ​effort to ​savemoney, ​time, ​resources, etc.: Shoppers are going for less ​expensivefood in an ​effort to economize. Outsourcing is mostly used as an economizing ​strategy. The different ​stages of ​production are ​placed in ​close proximity, thereby economizing ontransportcosts.
(Definition of economize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “economize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 节约,节省, 紧缩开支…
in Turkish iktisatlı kullanmak, hesaplı/idareli harcamak…
in Russian экономить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 節約,節省, 緊縮開支…
in Polish oszczędzać…
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