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Related to rationalise: rationalise away
Past participle: rationalised
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|Verb||1.||rationalise - structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results; "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"|
|2.||rationalise - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"|
plead - offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity"
|3.||rationalise - think rationally; employ logic or reason; "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"|
|4.||rationalise - remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
|5.||rationalise - weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"|
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