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rationalize División en sílabas: ra·tion·al·ize
Pronunciación: /ˈraSHənlˌīz/

Definición de rationalize en inglés:


[with object]
1Attempt to explain or justify (one’s own or another’s behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are not true or appropriate: she couldn’t rationalize her urge to return to the cottage
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And the question would be so concise that there would be no room for you to minimise, justify or rationalise your behaviour.
  • ‘I like things to be just right,’ he said, laughing as he attempts to rationalise his behaviour.
  • Is this really a song about an abuser rationalizing his violent behaviour - or just a guy saying look I'm moody and hard to live with?
justify, explain, explain away, account for, defend, vindicate, excuse
2Reorganize (a process or system) so as to make it more logical and consistent: Parliament should seek to rationalize the country’s court structure
2.1British Make (a company, process, or industry) more efficient, especially by dispensing with superfluous personnel or equipment: his success was due primarily to his ability to rationalize production
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This funds a huge burst of creativity - which is followed by a Darwinian process that rationalizes the industry.
  • The government just finished drawing up a rough plan for streamlining and rationalizing the corporations at the end of last year.
  • Hurt by a downturn in the print industry, Wyndeham has been rationalising its business units to improve efficiency.
streamline, reorganize, modernize, update;
trim, hone, simplify, downsize, prune
3 Mathematics Convert (a function or expression) to a rational form.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I don't care about rationalising denominators with surds in them, and I don't care that by using maths induction you can prove many equations to be right or wrong.
  • He knew that when some irrational number produced a very large quotient then it could be rationalised to produce an extremely accurate approximation to some irrational.
  • These effects should be considered when rationalizing the physical significance of n.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Shaq's success has exposed a host of critics and rationalizers - including Shaq himself - as clueless.
  • Indeed, there is no ‘why,’ a word which belongs to the accountants and rationalizers.
  • On these and many other questions, rationalizers changed their minds.
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