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, 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