Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb economize

2 senses of economize

Sense 1
conserve, husband, economize, economise -- (use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit")
       => save, preserve -- (to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer")

Sense 2
save, economize, economise -- (spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

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