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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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