rationaliser

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rationalize or rationalise (ˈræʃənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to justify (one's actions, esp discreditable actions, or beliefs) with plausible reasons, esp after the event
2.  psychol to indulge, often unchallenged, in excuses for or explanations of (behaviour about which one feels uncomfortable or guilty)
3.  to apply logic or reason to (something)
4.  to eliminate unnecessary equipment, personnel, or processes from (a group of businesses, factory, etc), in order to make it more efficient
5.  (tr) maths to eliminate one or more radicals without changing the value of (an expression) or the roots of (an equation)
 
rationalise or rationalise
 
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rationali'zation or rationalise
 
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rationali'sation or rationalise
 
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'rationalizer or rationalise
 
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'rationaliser or rationalise
 
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