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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To give a seemingly reasonable explanation.

Usage examples (40)
  • When the play was poorly attended, the producer tried to rationalize it by blaming the weather.
  • When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize
  • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
  • - Emerging markets to "rationalize" - we've beaten the China drum to death but there are others out there. for more
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