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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

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How to use justify in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Freifeld:

    There is lower default risk in Citgo than in PDVSA, but the difference is not enough to justify taking a yield of 10% when PDVSA's October 2015s offer an annualised yield of around 24%.

  2. Chris Collins:

    I'm not going to try and justify it because that's not my plan.

  3. Tim Kaine:

    For too long, Congress has given presidents a blank check to wage war. We've let the 9/11 and Iraq War authorizations get stretched to justify wars against multiple terrorist groups in over a dozen countries, from Niger to the Philippines, our proposal finally repeals those authorizations and makes Congress do its job by weighing in on where, when and with who we are at war.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence...on pain of liquidation.

  5. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon:

    Convenience alone does not justify such a dramatic erosion of Americans’ constitutional rights.

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