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Another word for rationalize

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Verb
  1. To show to be just, right, or valid

      1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
      2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
      3. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify:
      1. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
      2. To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.
      3. To demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken).
      1. To make allowance for; overlook or forgive:
      2. To grant pardon to; forgive:
      3. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
    See also:

    right

  2. To offer reasons for or a cause of

    See also:

    explain

Another word for rationalize

Verb
  1. To justify

  2. To reason

    See also:

    reason