Definitions For Rationalize


  • Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
  • Remove irrational quantities from
  • Think rationally; employ logic or reason
  • Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
  • Structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
  • To think about or describe something (such as bad behavior) in a way that explains it and makes it seem proper, more attractive, etc.
  • To find ways to make (something, such as an industry, a company, etc.) waste less time, effort, and money

Is Rationalize a Scrabble Word?

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Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Rationalize is worth 20 points in Scrabble and 22 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Rationalize in a Sentence

  • She tried to rationalize her grandson's strange behavior by blaming it on the boy's father.
  • He couldn't rationalize buying such an expensive car.
  • She knows she shouldn't have done it—she's just trying to rationalize.

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