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  1. rationalize

    • IPA[ˈraSHənlˌīz]


    • v.
      attempt to explain or justify (one's own or another's behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are not true or appropriate;make (a company, process, or industry) more efficient, especially by dispensing with superfluous personnel or equipment
    • verb: rationalize, 3rd person present: rationalizes, gerund or present participle: rationalizing, past tense: rationalized, past participle: rationalized

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    • IPA[ˈraʃənəlʌɪz]


    • v.
      attempt to explain or justify (behaviour or an attitude) with logical reasons, even if these ... she couldn't rationalize her urge to return to the cottage

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