show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
"The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
show to be right by providing justification or proof
"vindicate a claim"
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"
absolve, justify, free(verb)
let off the hook
"I absolve you from this responsibility"
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
adjust the spaces between words
"justify the margins"
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How to use justify in a sentence?
To justify abandoning them on the basis of them not helping during the Second World War is outrageous.
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.
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.
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.
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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- justificarCatalan, Valencian
- ospravedlnit, obhájit, zarovnatCzech
- ausrichten, rechtfertigen, justierenGerman
- δικαιολογώ, δικαιώνω, ευθυγραμμίζω, αιτιολογώ, στοιχίζωGreek
- justificar, legitimar, absolverSpanish
- perustella, tasata, oikeuttaaFinnish
- indokol, igazolHungarian
- tautoko, whakawhaihuruhuru, whaihuruhuruMāori
- rechtvaardigen, uitlijnenDutch
- wyjustować, usprawiedliwiaćPolish
- absolver, justificarPortuguese
- выравнивать, оправдывать, оправдать, обосновыватьRussian
- arsyetoj, shpjegojAlbanian
- frita från skuldSwedish
- biện hộVietnamese
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