Rationalize

(rāsh' en el īz)

Transitive Verb

To provide a rational basis for something, often by false or self serving reasoning

Synonyms

justify, reason, resolve

Antonyms

accuse, complicate

Sentences

1. The girl tried to rationalize her punishment so that her mother would not take her phone away.

2. I witnessed the boy rationalize with his friend at lunch so that he could switch his snack to pumpkin pie instead of celery.

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