rationalize

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rationalize verb
also British rationalise /ˈræʃənəˌlaɪz/
rationalizes; rationalized; rationalizing
rationalize
verb
also British rationalise /ˈræʃənəˌlaɪz/
rationalizes; rationalized; rationalizing
Learner's definition of RATIONALIZE
: to think about or describe something (such as bad behavior) in a way that explains it and makes it seem proper, more attractive, etc.
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[+ object] chiefly British : to find ways to make (something, such as an industry, a company, etc.) waste less time, effort, and money

— rationalization

also British rationalisation /ˌræʃənələˈzeɪʃən/ Brit /ˌræʃənəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun, plural rationalizations [count, noncount]
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