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Definition of Rationalize


  1. To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism.
  2. To interpret in the manner of a rationalist.
  3. To form a rational conception of.
  4. To render rational; to free from radical signs or quantities.
  5. To use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism.

Rationalize Quotations

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.
Stephen Covey

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.
Salvador Dali

Dogs don't rationalize. They don't hold anything against a person. They don't see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.
Cesar Millan

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

Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Rationalize Translations

rationalize in French is rationalisent, rationaliser, rationalisez
rationalize in German is rationalisieren, Rationalisiere, rationalisieren
rationalize in Italian is razionalizzare
rationalize in Spanish is racionalizar
rationalize in Swedish is rationalisera
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