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English definition of “rationalize”
/ˈræʃ·ə·nəlˌɑɪz/ v [I/T]
› to create a reason, explanation, or excuse for something: [T] You can rationalize your way out of anything. rationalization
/ˌræʃ·ə·nəl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/ n [C/U] › [C] Parents are fed up with rationalizations about why schools don’t work.