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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Her mother attempted to rationalise and formulate her daughter's position.A Likely Story|William De Morgan
Our traditions will buttress and rationalise the instinct to power until we see that it is mischievous.
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
In politics, as in private life, men invent myths to rationalise their conduct.
Explanation and classification both tend to rationalise the memory, and to organise the mind in correspondence with Nature.Logic|Carveth Read