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    justify - Dictionary definition and meaning for word justify

    Definition
    (verb) show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    Synonyms : warrant
    Example Sentence
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
    Definition
    (verb) show to be right by providing justification or proof
    Synonyms : vindicate
    Example Sentence
    • vindicate a claim
    Definition
    (verb) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    Example Sentence
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
    Definition
    (verb) let off the hook
    Synonyms : absolve , free
    Example Sentence
    • I absolve you from this responsibility
    Definition
    (verb) adjust the spaces between words
    Example Sentence
    • justify the margins
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