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What is another word for rationalize?

What's another word for rationalize? | Here's a list of synonyms for rationalize.

Definition 1: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things - [verb of change]

Definition 1: remove irrational quantities from - [verb of change]

Definition 1: think rationally; employ logic or reason - [verb of cognition]

Definition 1: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning - [verb of communication]

Definition 1: structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results - [verb of possession]