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rationalize

(răsh′ə-nə-līz′)
v.
To devise self-satisfying but false or inconsistent reasons for one's behavior, especially as an unconscious defense mechanism through which irrational acts or feelings are made to appear rational to oneself.

ra′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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4 Km) including 4 lane bridge over Sihala Railway pass, Sihala bypass and Kahuta bypass at a total rationalized cost of Rs.
ECNEC had already approved the project, in principle, at the rationalized scope and cost of Rs.
The majority of global OEMs are not only in the planning stages of globally rationalized platforms, but many are in the production phase.
In his work optical conventions such as perspective are viewed not as a restrictive "norm" to be subverted with gimmickry and darkroom manipulations, but as a device for the construction of a rationalized vision.
So liberals have followed and rationalized and pimped for him throughout his Administration right up to the point where he repealed welfare.
Given the enormous industry consolidation, many successful product lines and business units will be rationalized as non-strategic and either sold or no longer funded.
CIL has rationalized its pricing structure in order to linearize the prices of coal vis-a-vis grades of coal.
The ECNEC approved four power sector projects including construction of new 220 kv Guddu-Sibbi single circuit transmission line for improvement of Power supply system in South areas at a total rationalized cost of Rs.
Khan at the rationalized cost of Rs 124,208 million.
He, moreover, assured that the state subsidy for some commodities would be rationalized not abolished.
Having rationalized his decision before the race by saying Officer didn't run hard while finishing fifth at the Breeders' Cup, Baffert rationalized it afterward by saying the son of Bertrando will benefit from the experience of trying to come from behind in a 12-horse field.
Yet, rationalized production was not achieved in the impressive stone and brick, three and four story textile mills that heralded industrialization in the U.