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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rationalise.


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  • The students have threatened to intensify protests if the hike is not "rationalised".

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  • You have no idea whatever and yet you have "rationalised" it to yourself, by calling it rationalisation.


  • ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet approved a 'rationalised' gas import price equivalent to 80 percent of the international crude oil price on Thursday, removing the final obstacle ...


  • I got water in my ear when I went swimming last weekend, so couldn't understand why everyone was so excited at banking being "rationalised", which seemed a good idea to me.


  • It will also result in the loss of thousands of jobs as branches close and services are "rationalised," adding to the thousands of jobs that have already been cut in the financial, property and construction sectors since the onset of the credit crisis in August 2007.


  • "rationalised" by the addition of the seductive idea of progressive development.

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  • 'bloated bureaucracy' needs to be 'rationalised' through drastic reduction.

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  • Sean: Gut reactions are often very valuable; indeed, they sometimes kick-start my posts here (the rants, anyway), which only subsequently become tempered and rationalised.

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  • Revolutionary fervour is born from an intense emotional response, sublimated and rationalised.

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  • Two linked novels, The Quiet War and Gardens of the Sun, revised and rationalised that history, and incorporated many of the latest discoveries about the outer Solar System into their narratives.

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