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Definition of Rationalize

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

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.
Dan Ariely

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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