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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

adjust the spaces between words

References in classic literature ?
But a single instance (and I really know not such another) is not sufficient to justify us, while we are writing to thousands who never heard of the person, nor of anything like him.
Let your sorrow be love to the Superman: thus will ye justify your own survival!
I said you were the most determined woman on the face of the earth (or I meant to say so), and if you are determined to justify any object you entertain, of course you'll do it.
I justify myself by the authority of these Books,' she cried, with stern emphasis, and appearing from the sound that followed to strike the dead-weight of her arm upon the table.
Justify Thin is more than a diet and exercise book--it's a guide to crafting a lifestyle weight management regimen, tailored to one's own unique needs.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: An American government observatory has announced that the US Defense Department has failed to justify the spending of 2 billion (b) US dollars of Iraqi funds during the years that followed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to a report by the London-based Al-Hayat Newspaper on Wednesday.
Since retiring as Test skipper in the summer, Michael has done nothing to justify winning back a place in England's top order.
The second part is devoted to analyzing four ethical theories purporting to justify moral beliefs --naturalism (Chapter 7), normativism (Chapter 8), intuitionism (Chapter 9), and coherentism (Chapter 10)--as well as their responses to moral nihilism.
But this does not justify the institution of celibacy any more than a personally liberated slave justifies the institution of slavery.
Under Christendom, it was the job of the state to protect the church and to facilitate the church's mission; it was the job of the church to pray for and to bless, justify, rationalize, support and advance the goals and objectives of the state.
In Images the court held the IRS did not substantially justify its position.
The act restores judicial review of such laws, requiring the government to justify their application to a particular religious practice by showing that it is the least restrictive means of serving a compelling interest.
Kevin and Renice Ward created Justify That in March of this year in response to the plight of cotton farmers and workers in sweatshops.
Flow can Muslims rebel to the name of the people and justify killing civilians with impunity?