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Synonyms for rationale
ˌræʃ əˈnælra·tio·nale

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Wiktionary2.0 / 2 votes

  1. rationalenoun

    an explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something

    reasoningNoun, rationalization

  2. rationalenoun

    a justification or rationalization for something


Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 3 votes

  1. rationale, principlenoun

    (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

    "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"

    precept, rule, principle

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rationalenoun

    reason, cause, theory, exposition, the why and the wherefore, the reason why, theoretical explanation, theoretical solution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. rationalenoun

    explanation, exposition, reason

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  1. Duyeon Kim:

    China and Russia will not fully enforce even existing sanctions, geopolitically it would be difficult to designate new sanctions without a very convincing rationale for Beijing, Moscow and even South Korea's Moon government.

  2. Donald Trump:

    There's a very good rationale when you hear it, and what's saved is not worth it. For the little they save, and what people were going through, it's not worth it. And price was another thing.

  3. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirbydistanced:

    It is simply not clear to us that there is substantive rationale for it, we will continue to consult with Poland and our other NATO allies about this issue and the difficult logistical challenges it presents, but we do not believe Poland's proposal is a tenable one.

  4. Wes Shannon:

    I didn't go into her rationale. I don't even know if she's Democrat or Republican. I don't ask. I was like, all right great, let's dial it back.

  5. Gideon Rahat:

    I don't really understand what his rationale is, electorally, I don't think it's going to be good for him in the end.

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