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Rationalize

Ra´tion`al`ize   Pronunciation: răsh´ŭn`al`īz
v. t.1.To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism.
2.To interpret in the manner of a rationalist.
3.To form a rational conception of.
4.(Alg.) To render rational; to free from radical signs or quantities.
v. i.1.To use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism.
Verb1.rationalize - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
2.rationalize - weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
Synonyms: prune, rationalise, cut
3.rationalize - structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results; "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"
Synonyms: rationalise
4.rationalize - think rationally; employ logic or reason; "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"
Synonyms: rationalise
5.rationalize - remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"
Synonyms: rationalise
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