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rationalise, rationalize
v. remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"
rationalise, rationalize, justify, excuse, apologise, apologize
v. defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
rationalise, rationalize
v. structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results; "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"
rationalise, rationalize
v. think rationally; employ logic or reason; "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"
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pare down, pare
v. decrease gradually or bit by bit
v. shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
concentrate, condense, digest
v. make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
turn down
v. take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"
v. make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution"
belittle, diminish
v. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
reason, argue
v. present reasons and arguments
v. clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
v. define; "The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean"
cut closely, trim, shave
v. cut closely
v. become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain
trim, shave
v. cut closely; "trim my beard"
knock off, shave
v. cut the price of
account for
v. be the reason or explanation for; "The recession accounts for the slow retail business"
v. be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
v. shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
cut out
v. delete or remove; "Cut out the extra text"; "cut out the newspaper article"
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