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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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ECNEC had already approved the project, in principle, at the rationalized scope and cost of Rs.
Confront Stalin for what he really was and the superstructure of the left's intellectual and cultural heroes--the generation of men and women who served him and rationalized him--collapses on its base.
A globally rationalized platform can be sourced from several locations -- placing pressure on all facilities to maintain leading-edge productivity and quality levels.
From another perspective, what does this mean to those who have always rationalized that there is only one god, and though we call him by different names, we are all his children?
The goal is to create more efficient production and rationalized distribution of primarily hydrogen peroxide, which has suffered from overcapacity and depressed prices, says the company.
Population control, rationalized in the name of `sustainable development', will be carried out as if it were animal farming.
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liberals have followed and rationalized and pimped for him throughout his Administration right up to the point where he repealed welfare.
Dominguez also noted that the fiscal incentives under the tax reform program would not be removed but would instead be rationalized or improved to ensure that these are performance-based, targeted, time-bound and transparent.
We had been suggesting to rationalize provincial boundaries also as the annexed territories from Afghanistan now made administrative part of Balochistan should also be merged with the KPK Province so that all the major Pakhtun people are grouped in a single province.There is a golden chance for Mahmood Khan Achakzai to support the idea of a bigger Pakhtun Province from Chitral to Pishin so that provincial borders are rationalized on ethnic and linguistic basis ending the senseless conflict with the majority Baloch people enjoying 80 per cent people in the Baloch Mainland.
Revision of Gawadar-Lasbela Livelihoods Support Project was approved at a total rationalized cost of Rs 2,998.10 million.