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You have to trust yourself, not research. Not testing. Testing helps, but you have to trust your own taste. If your taste says something isn't any good, don't let research rationalize that out of its own truth.
Brian Grazer

Meaning of "rationalize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RATIONALIZE

rationalize  [ˈræʃənəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RATIONALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rationalize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb rationalize in English.

WHAT DOES RATIONALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rationalization

Rationalization may refer to: ▪ Rationalization, the means of transition from a traditional society into a rationalized one ▪ Rationalization, an attempt to change a pre-existing ad hoc workflow into one that is based on a set of published rules. Also, business jargon for a reduction in numbers ▪ Rationalisation, the process of removing a square root or imaginary number from the denominator of a fraction ▪ Rationalization, a psychological defense mechanism in which perceived controversial behaviors are logically justified ▪ Post-purchase rationalization...

Definition of rationalize in the English dictionary

The first definition of rationalize in the dictionary is to justify with plausible reasons, esp after the event. Other definition of rationalize is to indulge, often unchallenged, in excuses for or explanations of. Rationalize is also to apply logic or reason to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RATIONALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I rationalize
you rationalize
he/she/it rationalizes
we rationalize
you rationalize
they rationalize
Present continuous
I am rationalizing
you are rationalizing
he/she/it is rationalizing
we are rationalizing
you are rationalizing
they are rationalizing
Present perfect
I have rationalized
you have rationalized
he/she/it has rationalized
we have rationalized
you have rationalized
they have rationalized
Present perfect continuous
I have been rationalizing
you have been rationalizing
he/she/it has been rationalizing
we have been rationalizing
you have been rationalizing
they have been rationalizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I rationalized
you rationalized
he/she/it rationalized
we rationalized
you rationalized
they rationalized
Past continuous
I was rationalizing
you were rationalizing
he/she/it was rationalizing
we were rationalizing
you were rationalizing
they were rationalizing
Past perfect
I had rationalized
you had rationalized
he/she/it had rationalized
we had rationalized
you had rationalized
they had rationalized
Past perfect continuous
I had been rationalizing
you had been rationalizing
he/she/it had been rationalizing
we had been rationalizing
you had been rationalizing
they had been rationalizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will rationalize
you will rationalize
he/she/it will rationalize
we will rationalize
you will rationalize
they will rationalize
Future continuous
I will be rationalizing
you will be rationalizing
he/she/it will be rationalizing
we will be rationalizing
you will be rationalizing
they will be rationalizing
Future perfect
I will have rationalized
you will have rationalized
he/she/it will have rationalized
we will have rationalized
you will have rationalized
they will have rationalized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been rationalizing
you will have been rationalizing
he/she/it will have been rationalizing
we will have been rationalizing
you will have been rationalizing
they will have been rationalizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would rationalize
you would rationalize
he/she/it would rationalize
we would rationalize
you would rationalize
they would rationalize
Conditional continuous
I would be rationalizing
you would be rationalizing
he/she/it would be rationalizing
we would be rationalizing
you would be rationalizing
they would be rationalizing
Conditional perfect
I would have rationalize
you would have rationalize
he/she/it would have rationalize
we would have rationalize
you would have rationalize
they would have rationalize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been rationalizing
you would have been rationalizing
he/she/it would have been rationalizing
we would have been rationalizing
you would have been rationalizing
they would have been rationalizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rationalize
we let´s rationalize
you rationalize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rationalize
Past participle
rationalized
Present Participle
rationalizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RATIONALIZE


analyse
ˈænəˌlaɪz
annalize
ˈænəˌlaɪz
canalise
ˈkænəˌlaɪz
criminalize
ˈkrɪmɪnəˌlaɪz
decriminalize
diːˈkrɪmənəˌlaɪz
externalize
ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlaɪz
finalize
ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz
institutionalise
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlaɪz
institutionalize
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlaɪz
internalize
ɪnˈtɜːnəˌlaɪz
internationalize
ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz
marginalize
ˈmɑːdʒɪnəˌlaɪz
nationalize
ˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz
penalize
ˈpiːnəˌlaɪz
personalize
ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz
professionalize
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlaɪz
psychoanalyse
ˌsaɪkəʊˈænəˌlaɪz
rationalise
ˈræʃənəˌlaɪz
sensationalize
sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlaɪz
signalize
ˈsɪɡnəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RATIONALIZE

rational
rational dress
rational number
rationale
rationalisable
rationalise
rationaliser
rationalism
rationalist
rationalistic
rationalistically
rationalities
rationality
rationalizable
rationalization
rationalizer
rationally
rationalness
rationing
rations

WORDS THAT END LIKE RATIONALIZE

Belize
capitalize
contextualize
crystalize
demoralize
generalize
idealize
immortalize
initialize
legalize
localize
materialize
naturalize
neutralize
normalize
realize
revitalize
socialize
specialize
vandalize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of rationalize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RATIONALIZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rationalize» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rationalize

Translation of «rationalize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RATIONALIZE

Find out the translation of rationalize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rationalize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rationalize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使合理化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

racionalizar
570 millions of speakers

English

rationalize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

युक्तिसंगत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ترشيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рационализировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

racionalizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যুক্তিসহ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

justifier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merasionalkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rationalisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

正当化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

합리화하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rasional
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hợp lý hóa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பகுத்தறிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तर्कशक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rasyonelleştirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giustificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

racjonalizacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

раціоналізувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

raționaliza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξορθολογισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rasionaliseer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rationalisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rasjonalisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rationalize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIONALIZE»

The term «rationalize» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.507 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIONALIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rationalize

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10 QUOTES WITH «RATIONALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rationalize.
1
Dan Ariely
What kind of people would be able to rationalize better than other people? Better storytellers, right? Creative people, right? Because if you're creative, you find more ways to cheat and still yourself a story about why this is okay.
2
John Conyers
Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse.
3
Stephen Covey
The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.
4
Salvador Dali
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
5
Martin Donovan
Name your nation-state, or tribe or party - you have to rationalize what you're doing. You have to go to sleep at night. Does Dick Cheney sleep at night? Does he sleep like a baby?
6
Julius Erving
Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse.
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Bryan Fuller
If you are going to be serving a living thing, you have to honor that living thing with some kind of care and thought and preparation to rationalize the taking of that life in some way. Where if you're just grinding up hamburger at McDonald's, I see that as a bit of an affront to living things.
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Brian Grazer
You have to trust yourself, not research. Not testing. Testing helps, but you have to trust your own taste. If your taste says something isn't any good, don't let research rationalize that out of its own truth.
9
Mindy Kaling
Sometimes I eavesdrop on people. I could rationalize it - oh, this is good anthropological research for characters I'm writing - but it's basically just nosiness. It also helps me gauge where I'm at: Am I normal?
10
Victor Ponta
All sensible politicians favor growth, just as we all favor sound public finances. Both can be achieved if we rationalize spending, invest available resources wisely, and clamp down on tax evasion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RATIONALIZE»

Discover the use of rationalize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rationalize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Criticism of Some Attempts to Rationalize Tragedy
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Lucius Walter Elder, 2012
2
Integral Warehouse Management: The Next Generation in ...
... time discontinuities • Volume discontinuities Collaborative Warehouse Management proposes three actions to overcome these three discontinuities. The first action is to rationalize the order profiles and reduce the complexity of the services.
Jeroen P. Van Den Berg, 2007
3
Exploring Management
A common response is to rationalize the questionable behavior to make it seem acceptable in our minds. You might observe in yourself and others tendencies toward four rationalizations that are used to justify ethical misconduct.26 First, ...
John R. Schermerhorn, Jr, 2009
4
Systematic Methodology, Designed to Rationalize and ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Andrew Thomas Smith, 2010
5
An Introduction to Maple V
2.3.6 Simplification of Radicals: radnormal and rationalize Using simplify with expressions containing radicals is unadvisable, because it is often unsuccessful. It is better to use radnormal or rationalize. The Function radnormal The function ...
Jack-Michel Cornil, Philippe Testud, 2001
6
The IIT Foundation Series - Mathematics Class 9, 2/e
(iii) y2=6+\/6+\/6+ ....... ..¢>° =>Y2= 6+y. _ =16 :> 22"' = 2'. Find the 2“ “' value of m and apply in the given expression. 1 1 1 1 P—1+q'l = 5+; and T+T P+'l Rationalize the denominators of x and y Rationalize the denominators of both x and y.
Trishna Knowledge Systems
7
Value-driven IT Management
40 candidate opportunity areas for cost-efficiency improvement – the usual suspects Sourcing and purchasing 1 Outsource inefficient non-core services Outsource legacy platforms Outsource (or sell on) peak computer resources Rationalize ...
Iain Aitken, 2003
8
New University Algebra: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise ...
Rationalize ^5+l/2 — y/3. l/5+j/2 —y/3 X/5+\/2 +l/3 5+v"10— 1/15 i/10+ 2—^/6 ^15 +^6—3 4+2l/10 4—2l/10 16—40 = —24 a rational result; and the complete multiplier is (l/5+v'2+l/8) (4-2l/10). Thus we perceive that it is necessary simply to  ...
Horatio Nelson Robinson, 1863
9
Student Workbook
Laura Bracken, Ed Miller. We always want to aim for a radical in the denominator that has a perfect power in the radicand that corresponds with the index of the root. Let's practice deciding on a good denominator to aim for: 5. Rationalize 124  ...
Laura Bracken, Ed Miller, 2013
10
Student Workbook
Ron Larson. We always want to aim for a radical in the denominator that has a perfect power in the radicand that corresponds with the index of the root. Let's practice deciding on a good denominator to aim for: 5. Rationalize 12 by aiming for ...
Ron Larson, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RATIONALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rationalize is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tesla good for fanatics but can't personally rationalize tock
Jim Cramer shares his thoughts on UBS' downgrade of Tesla (TSLA) from NEUTRAL to SELL. 'Here's the problem with Tesla: it's a cult stock,' Cramer said. «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
How people rationalize eating meat
Whatever your personal stance on vegetarianism, it's hard to deny that there's a paradox inherent to eating meat. Most meat-eaters have at least some qualms ... «CNN, Jun 15»
3
Letter: State government needs to rationalize
On the eighth day, God blessed Adam and Eve with the ability to rationalize. (The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines rationalize as “to attribute (one's actions) ... «Topeka Capital Journal, Jun 15»
4
In California, rich can rationalize water use instead of rationing it
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — Drought or no drought, Steve Yuhas resents the idea that it is somehow shameful to be a water hog. If you can pay for it, ... «Tampabay.com, Jun 15»
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The Four Ways People Rationalize Eating Meat
A team led by Jared Piazza, a psychologist at Lancaster University, wanted to find out more about the ways omnivores rationalize their meat consumption. To do ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 15»
6
Delhi govt to 'rationalize' school fee hike
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government is proposing amendments to the existing Delhi School Education Act and Rules 1973 to lay a mechanism to "rationalize" ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
7
INTX 2015: Skinny Bundles Could Rationalize Video
Instead, Chernin said the bundle will “rationalize in some ways. We're going to see a tremendous explosion of new alternatives, largely IP delivered. Netflix is an ... «Multichannel News, May 15»
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Rousseff: We Will Have to Rationalize Our Spending
April 1 -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff discusses her country's budget deficit with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Presidential ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
9
Best Buy to rationalize Canadian operations
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc is to consolidate its Canadian operations under the Best Buy brand, closing some stores but also investing $200 million in ... «Business Insider, Mar 15»
10
Fresh & Easy discloses plans to rationalize store base
Amid reports Fresh & Easy plans to close as many as 50 stores of its 200 stores, the company said Sunday it plans to rationalize its store base and divest ... «Supermarket News, Mar 15»

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