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rationalize

US [ˈræʃ(ə)nəˌlaɪz]
UK [ˈræʃ(ə)nəlaɪz]
  • v.对…进行理性的解释;对…加以科学的说明;使合理化;进行合理化改革
  • Web有理化;使更合理;理顺
Simple Present:rationalizes  Present Participle:rationalizing  Past Tense:rationalized  
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~ (sth)
对…进行理性的解释;对…加以科学的说明to find or try to find a logical reason to explain why sb thinks, behaves, etc. in a way that is difficult to understand
an attempt to rationalize his violent behaviour
对他的暴力行为作出合理解释的尝试
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~ (sth)
使合理化;进行合理化改革;使有经济效益to make changes to a business, system, etc. in order to make it more efficient, especially by spending less money
Twenty workers lost their jobs when the department was rationalized.
在部门的合理化改革中,有二十名工人失业。

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