What is the opposite of rationalise?

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Opposite of to reorganize (a process or system) so as to make it more logical and consistent
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Opposite of to support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
“He is fair and honest in all his inquiries and deliberations, ready to own his mistakes, and thankful for every help to discover them.”
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Opposite of to use the powers of the mind logically and methodically
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Opposite of to decrease in size, especially of a workforce
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Opposite of to show or prove to be right or reasonable
“Also, being a doubting Thomas, I wanted to verify those tall tales of the Alaskan winter and to disprove the rumor of the Alaskan qualification.”
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Opposite of to alter or change into something new or updated
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Opposite of to regard something as being caused by
“Pattern evidence was used by forensic scientists to dissociate the involvement of the suspect from the crime.”
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Opposite of to provide an acceptable explanation for
“He knew that his remaining years would be spent in prison, and it was in some way to atone for his transgressions.”
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Opposite of to arrange into a systematic order
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Opposite of to justify or make excuses for
“Will you confess to being at the bar when you were supposed to be at home?”
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(gloss over) Opposite of to downplay something that is unfavorable or serious
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Opposite of to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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Opposite of to clear of or to free from guilt
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Opposite of to alter or change into something new or updated
“Surely, if my system's working fine, then I should just leave it as it is?”
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Opposite of to simplify something
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Opposite of to defend something as true despite strong opposition or arguments to the contrary
“I totally repudiate all of my previously-stated ignorant, unfactual and ahistorical arguments.”
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Opposite of to help to clarify or explain
“Mulder's desire is to dispel the lies that obscure the truth and liberate it from the powers that hold it in restraints.”
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