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Definitions for rationalize
ˈræʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈræʃ nl-ra·tio·nal·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationaliseverb

    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

    "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"

  2. cut, prune, rationalize, rationaliseverb

    weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

    "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

  3. rationalize, rationaliseverb

    structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results

    "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"

  4. rationalize, rationaliseverb

    think rationally; employ logic or reason

    "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"

  5. rationalize, rationaliseverb

    remove irrational quantities from

    "This function can be rationalized"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rationalizeverb

    to make rational; also, to convert to rationalism

  2. Rationalizeverb

    to interpret in the manner of a rationalist

  3. Rationalizeverb

    to form a rational conception of

  4. Rationalizeverb

    to render rational; to free from radical signs or quantities

  5. Rationalizeverb

    to use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rationalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rationalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of rationalize in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Tom Werner:

    I'd be surprised if it went any lower... I don't think there will be a significant uptick but I think it will rationalize and stabilize over few quarters.

  2. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, ...create a fully independent tax commission.

  3. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, ... create a fully independent tax commission.

  4. Hani Mowafi:

    While efforts have been made to rationalize distribution of resources, the repeated attacks on health facilities as well as the loss of personnel have caused many facilities to shutter their doors and to fear sharing any data with research personnel for fear that it could be used to target them.

  5. Kampei Shimoide:

    Our project is in no way whatsoever being undertaken in an attempt to glorify, romanticize or otherwise rationalize the historical legacy of (the pilots).

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