rationalise
British variant of rationalize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rationalise — (v.) chiefly British spelling of RATIONALIZE (Cf. rationalize). For suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Rationalised; rationalising; rationalisation …   Etymology dictionary

  • rationalise — (Brit.) v. invent possible reasons for an action which are not the true reasons; make something more logical, interpret something rationally; make a company more effective by joining or stopping certain activities (also rationalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rationalise — verb a) To make something rational or more rational. b) To justify an immoral act, or illogical behaviour. ldquo;The process of thought by which one justifies a discreditable act, and by which one offers to oneself and the world a better motive… …   Wiktionary

  • rationalise — UK [ˈræʃ(ə)nəlaɪz] / US [ˈræʃ(ə)nəˌlaɪz] rationalize …   English dictionary

  • rationalise — [c]/ˈræʃnəlaɪz / (say rashnuhluyz) verb (rationalised, rationalising) –verb (t) 1. Psychology to invent a rational, acceptable explanation for (behaviour which has its origin in the unconscious); to justify (unconscious behaviour). 2. to remove… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rationalise — / ræʃ(ə)nəlaɪz/, rationalize verb to streamline something or to make it more efficient ● The rail company is trying to rationalize its freight services …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • rationalise — verb 1. structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results We rationalized the factory s production and raised profits • Syn: ↑rationalize • Derivationally related forms: ↑rationalisation,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rationalise away — verb substitute a natural for a supernatural explanation of you can rationalize away all the strange noises you hear there is no poltergeist in the house! • Syn: ↑rationalize away • Hypernyms: ↑reason • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parlementarisme rationalise — Parlementarisme rationalisé Le parlementarisme rationalisé est un ensemble de techniques de droit constitutionnel et électoral qui vise à éviter une trop grande instabilité gouvernementale dans un régime parlementaire. Sommaire 1 Histoire 2 Mise… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Parlementarisme rationalisé — Le parlementarisme rationalisé est un ensemble de techniques de droit constitutionnel et électoral qui vise à éviter une trop grande instabilité gouvernementale dans un régime parlementaire. Sommaire 1 Histoire 2 Mise en œuvre 3 Liens connexes …   Wikipédia en Français

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