English definition of “rationalize”
rationalize (also UK -ise)
FIND REASONS [I, T] › to try to find reasons to explain your behaviour or emotions: 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 rationalization (also UK -isation)
/ˌræʃənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [C, U]