rationalise

Definitions of rationalise
  1. verb
    think rationally; employ logic or reason
    synonyms: rationalize
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    type of:
    cerebrate, cogitate, think
    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  2. verb
    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    synonyms: apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize
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    types:
    color, colour, gloss
    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
    plead
    offer as an excuse or plea
    extenuate, mitigate, palliate
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
    type of:
    defend, fend for, support
    argue or speak in defense of
  3. verb
    structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    synonyms: rationalize
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    organise, organize
    cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
  4. verb
    weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    synonyms: cut, prune, rationalize
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    type of:
    do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of
    terminate, end, or take out
  5. verb
    remove irrational quantities from
    synonyms: rationalize
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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