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.
Examples from the Web for rationalise
Explanation and classification both tend to rationalise the memory, and to organise the mind in correspondence with Nature.Logic|Carveth Read
Our traditions will buttress and rationalise the instinct to power until we see that it is mischievous.The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell
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|Edward Moore