HyperDic: rationalise

English > 5 senses of the word rationalise:
VERBpossessionrationalise, rationalizestructure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
communicationrationalise, apologize, apologise, excuse, rationalizedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
cognitionrationalise, rationalizethink rationally
changerationalise, rationalizeremove irrational quantities from
changerationalise, cut, prune, rationalizeweed out unwanted or unnecessary things
English > rationalise: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningstructure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderorganize, organiseCause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
Nounsrationalisationthe organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
English > rationalise: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize
Narrowercolor, colour, glossGive a deceptive explanation or excuse for
extenuate, palliate, mitigatelessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
pleadoffer as an excuse or plea
Broaderdefend, support, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of
Spanishdisculparse, disculpar, excusar, justificar, perdonar, racionalizar
Catalanapologitzar, excusar, justificar, perdonar
Nounsrationalisationthe cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
English > rationalise: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningThink rationally; employ logic or reason.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Nounsrationalisationsystematic organization
English > rationalise: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningRemove irrational quantities from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounsrationalisation(mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation
English > rationalise: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningweed out unwanted or unnecessary things.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscut, prune, rationalize
Broaderextinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withTerminate, end, or take out

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