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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, rationaliseverb
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, freeverb
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?
The commission issued an order requiringPhillipsto cease and desist discriminating against same-sex couples, and the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed. But the commission violatedPhillips‘ rights, [Supreme CourtJustice Anthony] Kennedy said, because its ‘treatment of his case has some elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs that motivated his objection.’ Kennedy cited the comments of one commissioner, who said religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, including slavery and the Holocaust….
Claiming that this deputy discharged 10 shots to get himself out of harm's way is a clear attempt to justify the killing of these teens, this disturbing incident, which cost the lives of two Black teens, again documents the dangers of driving or even riding while Black -- since the deputy also shot into the backseat, killing a passenger.
If all you need is to have someone flee from the police to justify a shooting, we've got real problems in this city and in this country.
It now becomes somewhat easier to justify investing in content.
I don't see ISIS as Muslim. I see terrorists when I look at ISIS, to me, terror knows no religion. They are picking and choosing aspects of the religion and twisting and distorting them in order to justify their actions that are unjustifiable.
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- justificarCatalan, Valencian
- zarovnat, obhájit, ospravedlnitCzech
- ausrichten, justieren, rechtfertigenGerman
- δικαιολογώ, στοιχίζω, αιτιολογώ, δικαιώνω, ευθυγραμμίζωGreek
- legitimar, absolver, justificarSpanish
- oikeuttaa, perustella, tasataFinnish
- indokol, igazolHungarian
- whakawhaihuruhuru, tautoko, whaihuruhuruMāori
- uitlijnen, rechtvaardigenDutch
- wyjustować, usprawiedliwiaćPolish
- justificar, absolverPortuguese
- выравнивать, обосновывать, оправдать, оправдыватьRussian
- arsyetoj, shpjegojAlbanian
- frita från skuldSwedish
- biện hộVietnamese
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