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1‘as soon as Mary had gone he began to rationalize his behaviour’
justify, explain, explain away, account for, defend, vindicate, excuse, make excuses for, make allowances for, give an explanation for, provide a rationale for, make acceptable
2‘they embarked on a series of attempts to rationalize the industry’
streamline, make more efficient, improve the running of, trim, slim down, hone, make economies in, reduce wastage in, simplify
make cutbacks in, cut back on, prune, retrench on
reorganize, modernize, update
3‘Parliament should seek to rationalize the country's court structure’
clarify, make consistent, apply logic to, apply reasoning to
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