rationalize


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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

Synonyms for rationalize

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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Given the powerful human capacity to rationalize what benefits us," Sah added, "it is unlikely that we will be able to make a dent in the problem by, for example, educating physicians about the risks posed by conflicts.
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.
The airlines calls these as part of moves "to rationalize and consolidate operations brought about by volatile oil prices and the growing demand for foreign tourism".
To induce a confession, the investigator would need a complete reserve of face-saving magic words to rationalize Brad's actions ("I understand how you might.
Observation: It is difficult to rationalize this holding.
By utilizing provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement to rationalize and integrate production of our existing facilities in the United States, Mexico and Canada, we are better able to meet consumer demand and balance work among our facilities in the three countries," said G.
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.
The Company plans to rationalize its costs to align them with expected future revenues.
The workshop aims at highlighting the role of designs and networks implementation in rationalizing the use of water, developing strategies and organizing long-term awareness programmes to disseminate sufficient awareness in communities on how to rationalize electricity and water, using modern technologies in rationalization and benefiting from successful experiences in the field of rationalizing the use of electricity and water.
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.
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.
The sale is an important part of our strategy to rationalize our business in North America following our acquisition of Glenmore Distilleries in 1991, and the subsequent merging of the business with Schenley Industries to form United Distillers Glenmore in 1992.
Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: the Company's ability to rationalize its business processes and execute its business initiatives and product development strategies.
Attempts to rationalize risk in fathoms of wampum celebrated its own kind of irrationality, but the Red Men's approach to risk emblematized many of the ideological imperatives around which the middle class formed itself in the mid-nineteenth century.