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Rationalise

verb
1.
Structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results.  Synonym: rationalize.
2.
Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.  Synonyms: apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalize.  "He rationalized his lack of success"
3.
Think rationally; employ logic or reason.  Synonym: rationalize.
4.
Remove irrational quantities from.  Synonym: rationalize.
5.
Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things.  Synonyms: cut, prune, rationalize.



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"Rationalise" Quotes from Famous Books



... the fact that the plot turns upon the disasters that follow on the violation of tabus or prohibitions often with a supernatural sanction, by the monstrous nature of many of the warriors, and by the utter absence of any attempt to rationalise or explain the beliefs implied or the marvels related in it. The powers and achievements of the heroes are fantastic and extraordinary beyond description, and the natural and extra-natural constantly ...
— The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga - With Introductions And Notes • Various



Words linked to "Rationalise" :   maths, think, eliminate, cogitate, extinguish, cerebrate, apologise, extenuate, prune, math, gloss, colour, fend for, support, color, plead, justify, rationalisation, organise, palliate, alter, change, defend, organize, mitigate, modify, apologize, get rid of, mathematics, do away with



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