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Synonyms for justify

Synonyms for justify

to show to be just, right, or valid

to be a proper or sufficient occasion for

to support against arguments, attack, or criticism

to offer reasons for or a cause of

Synonyms for justify

show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for


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show to be right by providing justification or proof

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

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That means that normative theories of the private law must provide affirmative reasons that justify the outcomes of private law adjudication, not merely endorse the idea of the private law without weighing in on how judges do or should decide cases.
By the time World War II was over, many Christians noticed that the state-even in America--was involving itself in some activities that were increasingly difficult for the church to defend, justify or bless, without in effect denying its own identity and Lord.
The Christian church's systematic persecution of homosexuals, he writes, can be explained in large degree by "frightened" gay men like Paul bent on "condemning other gay people" in a thinly veiled effort to justify or completely deny their own religiously defined flaws.
The Court in Ross explained, "[j]ust as probable cause to believe a stolen lawnmower may be found in a garage will not support a warrant to search an upstairs bedroom, probable cause to believe that undocumented aliens are being transported in a van will not justify a warrantless search of a suitcase.
Stalin had his agents murder Sergei Kirov and then used the murder to justify the claim that Russia was beset by a massive conspiracy plotting assassination and terror to overthrow the Soviet regime.
JOHN'S, NL -- The Supreme Court of Newfound and Labrador backed the provincial government in using a financial crisis to justify putting off pay equity payments to female health-care workers, even though the move violated their equality rights.
And when asked to provide a full accounting to justify the need for a hike, DWP officials gave few details, clearly expecting the usual rubber stamp from the City Council.
In the final section, on the Civil War years, the writings of Nathaniel Dawson and Theodorick Montfort open up ways in which men used the joinery between love and ambition, at first, to justify the risk and destruction of the conflict, and then, later, to explain why love justified abandoning the war effort.
Anderson employs to justify his assertion that insurance is a disease.
As the prospects of finding weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq fade, the United States and Britain cannot justify their military intervention in Iraq on humanitarian grounds, nongovernmental Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday at the launch of its World Report 2004.
The Tax Court held, as a matter of law, that marketability restrictions, per se, did not justify departure from tabular valuation; see Est.
The Government is consulting on whether, in exceptional cases, employers should be able to justify mandatory retirement ages and on whether there should be a default retirement age of 70, after which no justification would be required.
Does she also tolerate the "religious views" that justified slavery in America, that justify the murder of "witches" in Africa today, or that justify a "jihad" that attacks America?
Can George W Bush, having declined to pay his nation's dues to the United Nations, justify ignoring this internationally recognised federation of nations to declare war to satisfy the Texas oil barons who financed his presidential campaign.
COALITION forces will not "plant" weapons of mass destruction to justify the war that toppled Saddam, Jack Straw said yesterday.