Definitions for justify

Definitions for (verb) justify

Main entry: justify

Definition: adjust the spaces between words

Usage: justify the margins

Main entry: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success

Main entry: vindicate, justify

Definition: show to be right by providing justification or proof

Usage: vindicate a claim

Main entry: justify, warrant

Definition: show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for

Usage: The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns; The end justifies the means

Main entry: free, justify, absolve

Definition: let off the hook

Usage: I absolve you from this responsibility

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