What is another word for rationalize?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈaʃənə͡lˌa͡ɪz] (IPA)

Rationalize is a complex word that can have various definitions and meanings depending on how it is used. When we say rationalize, it can mean to provide reasons, to explain logically, or to justify actions or decisions. There are many synonyms for rationalize that can help communicate these meanings, such as explain, justify, excuse, defend, clarify, or account for. Other synonyms for rationalize can also include make sense of, make excuses for, or put a positive spin on. Each of these synonyms highlights different aspects of the idea of rationalizing, from justifying or defending to analyzing and explaining.

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Usage examples for Rationalize

He had used it occasionally to rationalize his position, had been convinced of its undeniable truth-yet suddenly he realized that he himself was its living denial.
"The Odyssey of Sam Meecham"
Charles E. Fritch
So, you see, my ambitious young friend, that by no means all has been done in the law, and that what has been done is so bulky, unorganized, and confused, that even to reduce, rationalize, and systematize it is the greatest task of all.
"The Young Man and the World"
Albert J. Beveridge
The United States Government should pursue initiatives begun by my Administration and the Congress to stimulate insular economic development; enhance treatment under Federal programs eliminating current inequities; provide vitally needed special assistance and coordinate and rationalize policies.
"State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter"
Jimmy Carter

Famous quotes with Rationalize

  • Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse.
    John Conyers
  • Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are.
    Doug Coupland
  • Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
    Salvador Dali
  • Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse.
    Julius Erving
  • Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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