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reason out

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streamline

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to show to be just, right, or valid

to offer reasons for or a cause of

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

weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

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

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think rationally

remove irrational quantities from

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A woman can rationalize vandalizing her ex-boyfriend's car as acceptable behavior based on the circumstances at the time, such as his failure to return phone calls or too quickly becoming romantically involved with another woman.
In fact, possessing such skills (or even credentials) could be a distinct disadvantage--not only because accomplished and confident blacks might demand more power, money, and rank than they could realistically expect, but because it would be much easier to rationalize maintaining the status quo if blacks selected for management were by some set of standards clearly inferior.
said Friday that the central bank would like to further rationalize the SDA facility, a move that he said would align monetary policy in the country with international best practices.
How then does he rationalize all of his backroom deals, and now his veto of SB 1164, a bill that would have lifted unreasonable restrictions for journalists to interview inmates of the state's scandal-plagued prisons?
Criminals frequently employ these defense mechanisms to rationalize their actions, to project blame onto someone or something else, and to minimize their crimes.
While private insurers are moving to HMOs and pre-paid plans that attempt to rationalize expenditures, I get just a bit itchy when I am told that the federal government has got a grand plan.
It blew it in the way I guess Mailer's mind is now getting blown out in Houston, Texas, while he tries to rationalize the meaning of man walking around on the moon.
Nevertheless, regrettably, we must now take this step in order to gain additional time and the legal means to further rationalize our cost structure and protect our business and our customers.
Sheikh Salman added that the Ministry of Information and the committee respond to the desire of His Highness the Amir through specific measures aiming to rationalize spending.
The plan was prepared by the PAEW, in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in a bid to preserve and rationalize electricity consumption up to 2035.
Nadeem-ul-Haq, he said that the government has rationalized only those projects which were slow moving and less important but he avoided to use the term delete and repeatedly using the word rationalize for the deleted projects.
This argument also implies that the federal government is failing at its most central tasks, which contradicts the ``greater good'' excuse used to rationalize pork barrel spending in the first place.
Large manufacturers in some cases will need to modify product mix, facility footprint, and product lines to rationalize costs, remain competitive, and position their balance sheets to successfully meet an eventual economic down-turn.
KUWAIT, Jan 18 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah presided over a meeting on Monday that highlighted the importance of plans to rationalize Amiri Diwan spending.
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