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What is another word for rationalizing?

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Present participle for to (attempt 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to reorganize (a process or system) so as to make it more logical and consistent
“The book lauds quartermaster-general Alexander Lawton's efforts to rationalize the procurement process.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to prove to be justified or warranted
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Present participle for to support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
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Present participle for to arrange into groups or into a systematic order
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Present participle for to shuffle something again, especially playing cards
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Present participle for to minimize or moderate the seriousness of (an offense)
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Present participle for to clear of or to free from guilt
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Present participle for to alter or change, typically into something new or updated
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Present participle for to urge someone to do something
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Present participle for to regard something as being caused by
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Present participle for to make sense of various (separate) pieces of information
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Present participle for to comment or pass judgment on issues from a moral standpoint
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Present participle for to help to clarify or explain
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Present participle for to simplify something (by removing the complexities from)
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Present participle for to believe, based on information
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Present participle for to move administration or power to a single, central authority
Adjective
Aiming to justify or excuse oneself or one's actions
Noun
The thought processes leading to accepted theories or solutions
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