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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. Martha Lucia Sanchez:

    This is an unparalleled decision that makes it clear that what happened to Correa and other women is not a crime of passion, which only serves to justify the actions of the perpetrator, but is a crime based on gender, it sends a message to society that such crimes don't end in impunity, and gives us a tool with which to get other convictions for femicide in the future, with a maximum prison sentence of 40 years without parole.

  2. Todd Beiley:

    We're well aware of the passive trend, and frankly I can't argue with it, if you're charging a high fee and not providing a higher service, then it's hard to justify.

  3. Jason Liu:

    They always have excuses, and justify everything they do as right, it's really unfair how twisted and biased law enforcement has become.

  4. Judicial Watch:

    The questions just keep popping up. Every time the State Department tries to justify its stonewalling, one more bit of information arises, if the State Department was not providing secure email devices to Mrs. Clinton, who was? Best Buy? Target? Mrs. Clinton clearly did whatever she wanted, without regard to national security or federal records keeping laws.

  5. North Bonneville:

    How do I justify that to my kids? That we’re making money by selling a drug that’s still illegal under federal law.


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