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English verb: economize

1. economize (possession) use cautiously and frugally


SamplesI try to economize my spare time.
Conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit.


Synonymsconserve, economise, husband


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)preserve, save


Narrower (hyponym)retrench


Antonymssquander, waste, blow

2. economize (possession) spend sparingly, avoid the waste of


SamplesThis move will save money.
The less fortunate will have to economize now.


Synonymseconomise, save


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Narrower (hyponym)tighten one's belt









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