
Definition of Rationalize
1. Verb. Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning. "He rationalized his lack of success"
Specialized synonyms: Color, Colour, Gloss, Plead, Extenuate, Mitigate, Palliate
Generic synonyms: Defend, Fend For, Support
Derivative terms: Apology, Apology, Excusatory, Excuse, Justifiable, Justification, Justification, Justification, Justificative, Justificatory, Justifier, Rationalisation, Rationalization
2. Verb. Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things. "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
Generic synonyms: Do Away With, Eliminate, Extinguish, Get Rid Of
Also: Cut Back, Cut Back, Cut Out
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"
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"
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Derivative terms: Rationalisation, Rationalization
5. Verb. Remove irrational quantities from. "This function can be rationalized"
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.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rationalize
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 ..."