Significado de “rationalize” - en el Diccionario Inglés

rationalize en inglés británico

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rationalizeverb

UK usually rationalise uk /ˈræʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ us /ˈræʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/

rationalize verb (CHANGE)

[ I or T ] to make a company, way of working, etc. more effective, usually by combining or stopping particular activities, or (of a company, way of working, etc.) to become more effective in this way:

We rationalized the production system so that one operator could control all three machines.
The recession is forcing the company to rationalize.
rationalization
noun [ C or U ] UK usually rationalisation uk /ˌræʃ.ən.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌræʃ.ən.əl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

This is just a convenient rationalization for something you wanted to do anyway.

(Definición de rationalize del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

rationalize en inglés americano

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rationalizeverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈræʃ·ə·nəlˌɑɪz/

to create a reason, explanation, or excuse for something:

[ T ] You can rationalize your way out of anything.
rationalization
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌræʃ·ə·nəl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/

[ C ] Parents are fed up with rationalizations about why schools don’t work.

(Definición de rationalize del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

rationalize en inglés de negocios

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rationalizeverb [ I or T ]

UK usually rationalise uk /ˈræʃənəlaɪz/ us

WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT to make a company, way of working, etc. more effective, usually by combining or stopping particular activities, or by employing fewer people:

Global economic trends have forced many companies to rationalize their operations.
rationalization
noun [ C or U ] UK usually rationalisation /ˌræʃənəlɪˈzeɪʃən/

The rationalization of the tariff structure was aimed at promoting exports of local products.
the reorganization and rationalization of the company's overseas operations

(Definición de rationalize del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)