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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning;

Usage examples (36)
  • Verb (used with object) : to rationalize the denominator of a fraction
  • Verb (used without object) : He tried to prove that he was not at fault, but he was obviously rationalizing
  • Farmers would have to "rationalise" their labour force even further if labour costs increased.
  • The government had made no decision to reduce the number of provinces or to "rationalise" them, President Thabo Mbeki told for more
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