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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 stressed the keenness of ministries and government departments to rationalise public money spending, integrate modern technologies in government work flow, protect and develop revenues and use modern and innovative systems in providing quality services.
Finnish industrial group Raisio Group Plc said on Monday (31 January) that it would continue to rationalise its operations and had started personnel negotiations at its margarine plant in Raisio, Finland.
he planned Nswazi satellite police station and all other police posts are currently being reviewed at policy level with a view to rationalise their spread and coverage.
The suggestions can be made at the link http://164.100.78.75/DIGI between March 5 (Monday) and April 6."(T)here is an urgent need to rationalise the school curriculum because the objective of education is to prepare a good human being from the system,"the statement quoted Javadekar as saying.
The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (Diam) has called on residents of the wilayat of Seeb in Muscat governorate and Dakhliyah governorate to rationalise water consumption due to red tide.
by ONA PAEW requests citizens and residents in the Governorates of North Al Batinah and Al Buraimi to rationalise water use.
Following the merger of Swansea Metropolitan University into the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in 2013 there is an institution wide remit to unify and rationalise both business process workflow and the systems and infrastructure that support them.
Special steps to boost spending on infrastructure & rationalise subsidies
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is planning to rationalise its prime brokerage business.
Al Barak pointed out that the prime objective behind this step is to enable power consumers to rationalise their consumption since prepaid cards will make it possible for them to find the exact volume of current they consume.