rationalise

Primary Meanings of rationalise

1.
v
think rationally; employ logic or reason
2.
v
remove irrational quantities from
Full Definitions of rationalise
1

v think rationally; employ logic or reason

Synonyms:
rationalize
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

v defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Synonyms:
apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize
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

v structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results

Synonyms:
rationalize
Type of:
organise, organize
cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

v weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

Synonyms:
cut, prune, rationalize
Type of:
do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of
terminate, end, or take out
2

v remove irrational quantities from

Synonyms:
rationalize
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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