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rationalize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rationalize

  1. to give the reason for or cause of <rationalized his decision to buy the new car by noting that it was more fuel efficient than his old vehicle> Synonyms account (for), attribute, explain away, explainRelated Words condone, excuse, forgive, justify; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate




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