Synonyms of rationalize in English:

rationalize


See definition of rationalize

verb

1‘as soon as Mary had gone he began to rationalize his behaviour’

SYNONYMS
justify, explain, explain away, account for, defend, vindicate, excuse, make excuses for, make allowances for, give an explanation for, provide a rationale for, make acceptable
rare extenuate

2‘they embarked on a series of attempts to rationalize the industry’

SYNONYMS
streamline, make more efficient, improve the running of, trim, slim down, hone, make economies in, reduce wastage in, simplify
make cutbacks in, cut back on, prune, retrench on
reorganize, modernize, update

3‘Parliament should seek to rationalize the country's court structure’

SYNONYMS
reorganize
clarify, make consistent, apply logic to, apply reasoning to
rare pragmatize