rationalise Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. 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
  2. verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  3. verb think rationally; employ logic or reason
    • When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize
  4. verb remove irrational quantities from
    • This function can be rationalized
  5. verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    cut; prune; rationalize.
    • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet