economize e‧con‧o‧mize [ɪˈkɒnəmaɪz ǁ ɪˈkɑː-] also economise verb [intransitive]
to reduce the amount of time, money, goods etc that you use:

• The company will continue to economize by shedding a further 2,000 jobs this year.

economize on

• New machines were brought in to economize on labor.

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economize UK US (UK also economise) /ɪˈkɒnəmaɪz/ verb [I]
to make an effort to save money, time, resources, etc.: »

Shoppers are going for less expensive food 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 on transport costs.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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