verb (used with object), ra·tion·al·ized, ra·tion·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), ra·tion·al·ized, ra·tion·al·iz·ing.
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Historical Examples of rationalise
Her mother attempted to rationalise and formulate her daughter's position.A Likely Story
William De Morgan
She was resolved to understand herself, to rationalise her overthrow.Mount Music
E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
The attempt to rationalise the narrative of Scripture was no new one.Edward Caldwell Moore
Our traditions will buttress and rationalise the instinct to power until we see that it is mischievous.The Fruits of Victory
The more popular method, therefore, at the present day is not to rationalise, but to try to outsceptic the sceptic.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)
Sir Leslie Stephen