Rationalize

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
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Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms - justify, deliberate, excuse

Antonyms - accuse, avenge, amplify

Sentences

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.

How people rationalize fraud - Kelly Richmond Pope