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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. Daniel Freifeld:

    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%.

  2. Kirsten Han:

    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.

  3. Masahiro Inoue:

    Given slowing inflation, we can't justify demanding higher pay this year.

  4. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    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.

  5. Rory Medcalf:

    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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