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Ra"tion*al*ize (?), v. t.


To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism.


To interpret in the manner of a rationalist.


To form a rational conception of.

4. Alg.

To render rational; to free from radical signs or quantities.


© Webster 1913.

Ra"tion*al*ize, v. i.

To use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism.

Theodore . . . is just considered the chief rationalizing doctor of antiquity. J. H. Newman.


© Webster 1913.

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