What are some opposite words for rationalize?

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

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term rationalize.

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  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"

    Synonyms:
    justify, condone, apologise, explain, relieve, prune, excuse, beg off, vindicate, warrant, cut, let off, apologize, free, rationalise, exempt, absolve, pardon

  2. cut, prune, rationalize, rationaliseverb

    weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

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

    Synonyms:
    veer, bring down, justify, snub, turn off, edit out, cut, burn, hack, trim down, apologize, write out, prune, thin, slue, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, shorten, apologise, cut off, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, contract, foreshorten, dilute, curve, excuse, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, tailor, turn out, clip, crop, disregard, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend, snip, lop, dress

  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"

    Synonyms:
    prune, excuse, apologise, cut, rationalise, apologize, justify

  4. rationalize, rationaliseverb

    think rationally; employ logic or reason

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

    Synonyms:
    prune, excuse, apologise, cut, rationalise, apologize, justify

  5. rationalize, rationaliseverb

    remove irrational quantities from

    "This function can be rationalized"

    Synonyms:
    prune, excuse, apologise, cut, rationalise, apologize, justify

How to use rationalize in a sentence?

  1. John Stankey:

    The success of HBO Max is built on the ability for the company to rationalize why (the companies that AT&T bought) all belong together.

  2. 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.

  3. Bruno Campello:

    The branch of logic is the husband of all sciences. It is indispensable to rationalize them but alone is arid and does not generate the child that is knowledge.

  4. Robert Kauffman:

    Many men and women – despite good patient education efforts – simply elect not to take medication, fail to change habits like being sedentary with no exercise program, refuse to change dietary and caloric intake, etc., some of this is disease denial. If they feel healthy, they rationalize taking medication is not needed.

  5. Alireza Miryousefi:

    President Saleh was the sweetheart of America and Saudi Arabia, it seems petro-dollars are promoting such reports in order to rationalize war crimes in Yemen as well as the oppression of Bahrain’s completely civil and popular protests.

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