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Synonyms for rationalize
ˈræʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈræʃ nl-ra·tio·nal·ize

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  1. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationaliseverb

    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, rationaliseverb

    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, rationaliseverb

    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, rationaliseverb

    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, rationaliseverb

    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. Chief Executive Tom Werner:

    I'd be surprised if it went any lower... I don't think there will be a significant uptick but I think it will rationalize and stabilize over few quarters.

  2. Anthony Leiserowitz:

    Never underestimate the power of the human mind to rationalize its way out of reality, people are way more complicated because they come preloaded with all these prior beliefs and attitudes and values and politics.

  3. John Richardson:

    The comprehensive review found that over a sustained period of time, rising pressure to meet operational demands led those in command to rationalize declining standards.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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