Definition of Rationalize

1. Verb. Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning. "He rationalized his lack of success"




2. Verb. Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things. "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

3. Verb. Structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results. "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"
Exact synonyms: Rationalise
Generic synonyms: Organise, Organize
Derivative terms: Rationalisation, Rationalization

4. Verb. Think rationally; employ logic or reason. "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"
Exact synonyms: Rationalise
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Derivative terms: Rationalisation, Rationalization

5. Verb. Remove irrational quantities from. "This function can be rationalized"
Exact synonyms: Rationalise
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Rationalisation, Rationalization

Definition of Rationalize

1. v. t. To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism.

2. v. i. To use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism.

Definition of Rationalize

1. Verb. (American spelling) (alternative spelling of (rationalise)) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rationalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Rationalize

1. 1. To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism. 2. To interpret in the manner of a rationalist. 3. To form a rational conception of. 4. To render rational; to free from radical signs or quantities. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Rationalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Complete Algebra: Embracing Simple and Quadratic Equations, Proportion by Edward Olney (1878)
"To rationalize the denominator of a fraction when it consists of a binomial, one or both of whose terms are radicals of the second degree. RULE. ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The attempt to rationalize the putative act has developed great divergences of view, ranging from extreme Augustinianism on the one hand to Pelagianism on ..."

3. Algebra for Colleges and Schools by Henry Sinclair Hall, Samuel Ratcliffe Knight, Frank Louis Sevenoak (1913)
"To find a factor which will rationalize any binomial surd. CASE I. Suppose the given surd is -C/a — -f/b. Let -C/a = ж, -J/ö = y, and let w be the LCM of p ..."

4. Algebra for Colleges and Schools by Henry Sinclair Hall, Samuel Ratcliffe Knight, Frank Louis Sevenoak (1918)
"To find a factor which will rationalize any binomial surd. CASE I. Suppose the given surd is -С/а — -£/&. Let -С/а = x, -%/b = y, and let n be the LCM of p ..."

5. The Normal Elementary Algebra by Edward Brooks (1901)
"To rationalize either of the terms of a fractional surd. ... rationalize the denominator of • Am. 7. rationalize the denominator of — —— I/a— i/o xy Ans. ..."

6. The Normal Elementary Arithmetic: Embracing a Course of Easy and Progressive by Edward Brooks (1888)
"To rationalize cither of the ternie of a fractional surd. 1. rationalize the denominator of • SOLUTION. Multiplying both terme of the fraction OPERATION. by ..."

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