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  • nounlogic for belief, action
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Synonyms for rationale

noun logic for belief, action
  • excuse
  • explanation
  • hypothesis
  • justification
  • motivation
  • motive
  • philosophy
  • principle
  • rationalization
  • reason
  • theory
  • account
  • exposition
  • grounds
  • reasons
  • story
  • raison d'être
  • song and dance
  • sour grapes
  • the big idea
  • the whole idea
  • whatfor
  • why and wherefore
  • whyfor

Antonyms for rationale

  • discouragement
  • proof
  • reality
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account

noun. basis or consideration for action
  • cause
  • ground
  • grounds
  • interest
  • justification
  • motive
  • rationale
  • rationalization
  • reason
  • regard
  • sake

grounds

noun. basis, premise

justification

noun. reason, excuse
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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