Synonyms for justify
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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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Warrant vs Justify -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Warrant and Justify.
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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.
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.
But also on Sunday, former top White House strategist Steve Bannon told ABC's This Week that President Trump administration doesn't need to justify separating children from their parents at the border. It’s zero tolerance. I don't think you have to justify it.
I don't justify it because I don't think you can justify it, but at the end of the day I understand how they can get to that point. They're young and vulnerable. It's the same way that a kid in the ghetto joins a gang.
To avoid having to justify its actions to Congress, The Trump administration falsely claims Congress had already authorized the strike under the 2002 Iraq war resolution. This legal theory is absurd, the 2002 authorization was passed to deal with Saddam Hussein. This law had nothing to do with Iran or Iranian government officials in Iraq. To suggest that 18 years later this authorization could justify killing an Iranian official stretches the law far beyond anything Congress ever intended.
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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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