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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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He said that the rationalisation hour initiative has seen numerous positive results.
He further said the Botswana Police Service, rationalisation was realised by closing the gap between the Station Commander D3 and Officer Commanding D1 and moving the Commissioner from F1 to F0 scale, this had pull up the effect to all ranks below.
Mercedes-Benz India MD and CEO Martin Schwenk, said, 'Given the favourable outcome of GST in terms of rising revenue, we wish the government would reconsider the rationalisation of GST rates for cars, which currently attract 28 percent GST and 17-22 per cent Compensation Cess.'
In a high-level meeting held recently at Bani Gala, the commerce adviser tried to convince the prime minister to give the go-ahead for offering incentives under the tariff rationalisation policy.
The move was in compliance with the circular, which was issued by the Deputy Premier, Head of the Ministerial Committee for Financial Affairs and Rationalisation of Spending, on the 11th of October on regulating operational expenditure.
Sam, had once indicated to the media that the Assembly was planning to embark on the staff rationalisation exercise, where some staff who were being paid by the Assembly through its Internal Generated Fund (IGF) would lose their jobs.
Dr Rashid Al Leem, chairman of Sewa, said that if the rationalisation would continue at this rate, in one year, the cost of the energy saved would be enough to create a production plant with nine generating units costing Dh1.08billion.
SAHIWAL -- The divisional chapter of Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) condemned what they called the 'illogical, unjust and irrational' rationalisation policy of the higher education department and demanded its reversal through a resolution the PPLA office-bearers passed in a meeting held at a local college on Wednesday.
Tariff rationalisation has been proposed for 200 lines from 20 percent to 16 percent, 32 line from percent to 11 percent, 49 tariff lines from 11 percent to 8 percent, 28 tariff lines from 11 percent to 4 percent, from 11 percent to 3 percent on four lines, from 3 percent to zero percent on 151 lines and it has been proposed to rationalize tariff on 51 lines RD removal where anti-dumping duty has been imposed.
Hammadi pointed out that the Carnival also aimed at the community's participation in the goals of rationalisation and educating future generations about the importance of electricity and water and the importance of rationalisation in their use.
Meanwhile, one of the key enablers identified for increasing the competitiveness of the export sector is the rationalisation of tariffs on critical inputs of the export-oriented industry.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-November 9, 2016-Rejlers and Entro enter into strategic partnership for energy rationalisation