VCR Unit 3 - Ethan Scheper
Definition and Part of Speech
Rationalize - tr. v. to provide a rational basis for something, often false or self-serving reasoning
Synonyms and Antonyms
Synonyms - justify, deliberate, excuse
Antonyms - accuse, avenge, amplify
He made a big mistake cheating on the test, so he tried to rationalize it by saying that the other person let him cheat.
After the embarrassing event, he tried to rationalize it by saying he did it on purpose trying to look funny.
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