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rationalize

Pronunciation: /ˈræʃnəlaɪz/

Translation of rationalize in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [Business/Comercio] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [Psychology/Psicología] racionalizar*
    Example sentences
    • 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?
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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