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. 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. Paul Hudson:

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

  3. 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.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Guantanamo has been an enormous recruitment tool for organizations like ISIL, it's part of how they rationalize and justify their demented, sick perpetration of violence on innocent people. And we can keep the American people safe while shutting down that operation.

  5. Elinore McCance-Katz:

    We can't afford to create a false sense of security. ... Let's not rationalize putting tools in place to help them continue their lifestyle more' safely,'.


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