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rationalize

synonym (synonym of rationalize)

  • (verb.communication)
    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.change)
    weed out unwanted or unnecessary things (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results (verb.possession)
     

also (also)

hypernym (rationalize IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
    argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
     
  • remove irrational quantities from (verb.change)
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation (verb.change)
     
  • structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results (verb.possession)
    cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea (verb.social)
     
  • think rationally; employ logic or reason (verb.cognition)
    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments (verb.cognition)
     
  • weed out unwanted or unnecessary things (verb.change)
    terminate, end, or take out (verb.change)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF rationalize relation)

  • defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    offer as an excuse or plea (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (verb.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from rationalize)

  • (noun.act)
    the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    offering or expressing apology (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of being justified (adj.all)
     
  • remove irrational quantities from (verb.change)
    (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the more.. (noun.act)
     
  • think rationally; employ logic or reason (verb.cognition)
    systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale (noun.act)
     

domain category (rationalize is domain category of ....)

  • remove irrational quantities from (verb.change)
    a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement (noun.cognition)
     
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