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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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For example, a high street fashion store that wishes to employ younger staff in order to reflect their brand image will not be able to objectively justify this because it is not a valid aim.
Rather, what matters is both what it is possible to accomplish 'when we try to justify our moral beliefs', and 'which debates in epistemology make sense' (251; cf.
Though they may be of use to constrain judicial decisions, they nonetheless fail to provide sufficient guidance to determine and thereby justify them.
The church ends up twisting its own Scriptures and theological tradition to justify and encourage enthusiastic participation in the state's wars, social policies, morality and economic system.
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?
It was out of the Bible" Spong continues, "that pious and devout people drew the definitions they sought to impose on powerless people and to justify the oppression that these powerful religious voices seemed eager to impose.
These tools may justify further governmental intrusions, including intrusions into personal privacy, when the officer's initial response reveals additional information.
In scripture God commands the Hebrews to annihilate the Amalekites (1 Samuel) and Canaanites (Joshua) inhabiting the Promised Land, and later generations of Jews saw this "ban" as justifying the Maccabean revolt and the "zealot" rebellions of Jesus' day, while Christians have used these texts to justify the Crusades, the wars of religion after the Reformation, and the colonial slaughter of indigenous peoples.
But does making Iraq a democracy, although a laudable goal, justify killing thousands of Iraqis and getting a lot of our soldiers killed and wounded?
Justify (dikaioo) is translated "put into a right relationship," "acquit," and "declare and treat as righteous.
History is replete with examples of governments using agents provocateurs to justify eliminating the opposition and assuming dictatorial powers.