What are some alternative words for rationalize?

Synonyms for rationalize
ˈræʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈræʃ nl-

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

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

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

  4. rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    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, rationalise(verb)

    remove irrational quantities from

    "This function can be rationalized"

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

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How to use rationalize in a sentence?

  1. Paul Hudson:

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

  2. James Clapper:

    You could rationalize that it helps the Russians by obfuscating who was actually responsible.

  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. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatisation of public assets, ... create a fully independent tax commission.

  5. 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.

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