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  1. cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

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

    rescindable, voidable

    irrevokable, irrevocable

  2. rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    remove irrational quantities from

    "This function can be rationalized"

    recall, take back, devolve, deliver, riposte, retrovert, regress, revert, refund, give, retort, bring back, generate, fall, reelect, pass, yield, hark back, come back, repay, render, rejoin, give back, turn back

  3. rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    think rationally; employ logic or reason

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

    genus Rhynchoelaps

  4. apologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalise(verb)

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

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

    royal road

  5. rationalize, rationalise(verb)

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

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

    smoke tree, smoke bush

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rationalise":

    streamline, rationalize, rationalizing

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  1. Kyle Rodda:

    You wouldn’t want to rationalise too much into a market that’s as inefficient and immature as bitcoin, but certainly there’s a reversal in momentum, the herd has probably looked at this and thought it sounded scary and shocking and it’s now the time to sell.

  2. Tim Clark:

    Airbus have got to rationalise a few things.

  3. Tim Clark:

    There seems to be a certain amount of cloudiness down there. One minute they are quite keen - I don't know if they can afford to do the A380neo and the (new) A350, airbus have got to rationalise a few things.

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