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

1.

To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism.

2.

To interpret in the manner of a rationalist.

3.

To form a rational conception of.

4. Alg.

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

 

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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.

 

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