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verb [intransitive/transitive]     rationalize pronunciation in American English
/ˈræʃ(ə)nəˌlaɪz/
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  1. 1
    to try to find a reasonable explanation for behavior that does not seem reasonable or appropriate

    He’s trying to rationalize the way he behaves to women.

  2. 2
    mainly British to make an organization more effective, for example by getting rid of some workers

    We need to rationalize work processes and cut costs.

 
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