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Synonyms for justify
ˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. justify, warrant(verb)

    show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for

    "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"

    Synonyms:
    rationalize, absolve, free, guarantee, apologise, excuse, rationalise, vindicate, apologize, warrant

  2. justify, vindicate(verb)

    show to be right by providing justification or proof

    "vindicate a claim"

    Synonyms:
    rationalize, absolve, free, apologise, excuse, rationalise, vindicate, apologize, warrant

  3. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise(verb)

    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

    "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"

    Synonyms:
    condone, apologise, explain, relieve, prune, rationalize, excuse, beg off, vindicate, warrant, cut, let off, apologize, free, rationalise, exempt, absolve, pardon

  4. absolve, justify, free(verb)

    let off the hook

    "I absolve you from this responsibility"

    Synonyms:
    unloose, relieve, apologise, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, rationalize, excuse, vindicate, warrant, discharge, release, give up, apologize, rationalise, loose, disembarrass, resign, dislodge, shrive, relinquish, disengage, rid, exempt, absolve, free

  5. justify(verb)

    adjust the spaces between words

    "justify the margins"

    Synonyms:
    rationalize, absolve, free, apologise, excuse, rationalise, vindicate, apologize, warrant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. justify

    Synonyms:
    absolve, acquit, applaud, approve, exonerate, pardon, pardon, praise

    Antonyms:
    blame, censure, condemn, convict, denounce, doom, reprobate, reprove, sentence

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. justify

    Synonyms:
    clear, vindicate, exonerate, defend, absolve, excuse

    Antonyms:
    condemn, censure, convict, criminate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. justify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    vindicate, warrant, defend, maintain, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, set right

  2. justify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Theol.) absolve, acquit, free from sin, clear from guilt

  3. justify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Printing.) adjust

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. justify(v)

    Synonyms:
    vindicate, warrant, excuse, exonorate, exculpate, absolve, defend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "justify":

    warrant, substantiate, justifying, justified, motivate, legitimise, explain, justification, defend, excuse, legitimize

How to pronounce justify?

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How to say justify in sign language?

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How to use justify in a sentence?

  1. Bryan Gibson:

    To justify abandoning them on the basis of them not helping during the Second World War is outrageous.

  2. Jason Torchinsky:

    They don't need to redo the entire administrative process, they just need to better justify what they did, in a way that can satisfy the Supreme Court.

  3. Paul Blackman:

    I have been in law enforcement all of my adult life, and this horrific incident shocks and angers me more than anything I have encountered in my career, while we still don't know what drove the suspect to commit this heinous act, there is no excuse that can justify the cold-blooded murder of multiple victims.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    It has been often seen by the people that an immoral person even thinks that whatever he does is right , so does it justify his point as right.

  5. The Supreme Court:

    We have considered these points carefully but we are not persuaded that they are matters of public importance or general commercial significance that would justify a further appeal.


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