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What is another word for rationalize?

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To provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation for
“I just remember my shock when he tried to rationalize his decision to isolate himself from all of us.”
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To apply logic or reasoning to
“So I proceeded to rationalize my answer to these questions by responding that a donation would be like using the money to buy stocks or provide venture capital for a business.”
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To reorganize (a process or system) so as to make it more logical and consistent
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“The book lauds quartermaster-general Alexander Lawton's efforts to rationalize the procurement process.”
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To reorganize (a process or system) by removing redundancies
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“Initial moves were made to rationalize the workforce levels in two public sector departments.”
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To support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
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To organize something again, or in a different manner
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To arrange into groups or into a systematic order
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To regard something as being caused by
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(gloss over) To downplay something that is unfavorable or serious
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To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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To simplify something
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To comment or pass judgment on issues from a moral standpoint
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To help to clarify or explain
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To make sense of various (separate) pieces of information
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To believe, based on information
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To move administration or power to a single, central authority
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To ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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