Translation of "rationalize" - English-Russian dictionary

rationalize

verb also UK -ise uk /ˈræʃənəlaɪz/ us
FIND REASONS [ I, T ]

to try to find reasons to explain your behaviour or emotions

пытаться объяснить, оправдать что-либо
I can't rationalize the way I feel towards him.
ORGANIZE [ T ] mainly UK

to improve the way a business is organized, usually by getting rid of people

рационализировать
rationalization noun [ C, U ] also UK -isation uk /ˌræʃənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ us

объяснение, оправдание, рационализация

(Translation of “rationalize” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)