Synonyms for rationalize

Synonyms for (verb) rationalize

Synonyms: cut, prune, rationalise, rationalize

Definition: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

Usage: We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

Similar words: do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

Definition: terminate, end, or take out

Usage: Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics; Socialism extinguished these archaic customs; eliminate my debts


Synonyms: rationalise, rationalize

Definition: remove irrational quantities from

Usage: This function can be rationalized

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: rationalise, rationalize

Definition: think rationally; employ logic or reason

Usage: When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success

Similar words: fend for, support, defend

Definition: argue or speak in defense of

Usage: She supported the motion to strike


Synonyms: rationalise, rationalize

Definition: structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results

Usage: We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits

Similar words: organise, organize

Definition: cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea