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Synonyms for rationalize
ˈræʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈræʃ nl-

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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"

  2. rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    remove irrational quantities from

    "This function can be rationalized"

    Synonyms:
    consecrate, knuckle under, give way, interpret, riposte, devote, chip in, cede, have, afford, collapse, hold, recall, buckle under, supply, try, turn over, ease up, sire, concede, founder, engender, open, hand, gift, render, move over, feed, pay, pass on, picture, soften, deliver, return, bring forth, grant, establish, regress, reelect, contribute, come back, yield, fork up, fork over, hand over, retrovert, give, mother, father, furnish, apply, present, show, make, beget, repay, impart, rejoin, get, devolve, generate, bring back, refund, reach, hark back, relent, retort, submit, depict, fork out, throw, fall in, succumb, dedicate, cave in, give in, bear, turn in, fall, pass, turn back, provide, take back, break, revert, translate, leave, commit, sacrifice, kick in, give back

  3. rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    think rationally; employ logic or reason

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

  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"

    Synonyms:
    reddish purple, royal purple

  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"

    Synonyms:
    smoke tree, smoke bush

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How to use rationalize in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Kim Gae-youn:

    If you're in the trenches, you want to have a machine gun, a grenade, a mine on hand, there are also different needs depending on individual markets, so regional sales staff naturally can't be happy when the company moves to rationalize and restructure from a global structure. The transition process is painful.

  3. 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.

  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. Paul Hudson:

    With Uber and Lyft becoming public companies, shareholders will expect them to rationalize prices on rides toward sustainable levels.

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