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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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The team is also playing an effective role in rationalising the power consumption in the committee tasked with reduction of power consumption at the Dubai Government level headed by the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) to ensure the best practices in this field.
I LIKE the majority of people cannot understand the logic of rationalising the Coastguard Service and especially the proposed closure of Holyhead and other Coastguard Stations.
"We have demanded the government to save the textile industry from severe crisis by rationalising polyester staple fibre (PSF) tariff to decrease the cost of yarn so that our value-added sector becomes more competitive in the international market," APTMA's spokesman said here on Wednesday.
Summary: A team of Maghreb high executives Saturday concluded their works at the headquarters of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Secretariat-General in Rabat by agreeing to create a Maghreb centre for rationalising use of irrigation water.
Prepaid cards will also help consumers in rationalising their monthly budgets, Al Barak said.