how to pronounce rationalize


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rationalize is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of rationalize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to rationalize the defeat and more often …”

meanings of rationalize


  1. To make something rational or more rational.
  2. To structure something along modern, efficient and systematic lines, or according to scientific principles. This often includes eliminating duplication and grouping like or similar items.
  3. To justify an immoral act, or illogical behaviour. “The process of thought by which one justifies a discreditable act, and by which one offers to oneself and the world a better motive for one's action than the true motive".
  4. To remove radicals, without changing the value of an expression or the roots of an equation.

rationalize frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rationalize occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rationalize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rationalize can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with rationalize


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