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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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MRP of popular Indian- made Foreign Liquor ( IMFL) and beer brands has been rationalised as per market trends.
I'm afraid if the local offices are forced to close the new rationalised system will not be able handle the emergency with the same efficiency.
LAHORE, June 08, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Provincial Minister for Finance and Planning and Development Tanvir Ashraf Kaira has said the budget of Punjab for fiscal year 2010-11 will be presented in the Provincial Assembly on June 14 and the government would fix rationalised targets in the budget.