economize

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This word may also be spelled "economise.”
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to save)
a. economizar
We chose to economize on housing so we could invest more money for our retirement.Elegimos economizar en la vivienda para poder invertir más dinero en la jubilación.
b. ahorrar
I economize when I travel by flying after midnight.Ahorro cuando viajo al volar después de la medianoche.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to save)
a. economizar
As the price of gas rises, people naturally begin to economize this limited resource.A medida que el precio de la gasolina aumenta, la gente empieza naturalmente a economizar este recurso limitado.
b. ahorrar
A six-cylinder engine economizes more fuel than an eight-cylinder engine.Un motor de seis cilindros ahorra más combustible que un motor de ocho cilindros.
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economize
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. economizar, ahorrar
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economize [ɪˈkɒnəmaɪz]
intransitive verb
economizar
to economize on sth economizar en algo
transitive verb
economizar; ahorrar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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