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There are 5 meanings of the word Rationalize.

Rationalize - as a verb

Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Example: "Rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"

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defend11fend forsupport11
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

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

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Structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results

Example: "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"

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Think rationally; employ logic or reason

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

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Remove irrational quantities from

Example: "This function can be rationalized"

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Example Sentences

"She tried to rationalize her decision to quit her job."
"He rationalized his behavior by blaming it on stress."
"The politician tried to rationalize his controversial statements."
"They rationalized the high cost of the car by emphasizing its advanced features."
"I'm trying to rationalize my eating habits and make healthier choices."
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Word Game Points

Is RATIONALIZE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, rationalize is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

RATIONALIZE has a SCRABBLE points total of 20.

Is RATIONALIZE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, rationalize is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
RATIONALIZE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 22.

Is RATIONALIZE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, rationalize is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
RATIONALIZE has a WORDFEUD points total of 20.

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