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?
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%.
The problems that tech companies have had with fake news and hate speech have given( governments) a good opportunity to justify the need for such laws.
Given slowing inflation, we can't justify demanding higher pay this year.
Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.
Pro-defense spending actors within China can easily say China is expanding its global role to justify spending on submarines, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers.
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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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