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Justify

Jus´ti`fy
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Justified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Justifying .]
1.To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
2.To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
I can not justify whom the law condemns.
- Shak.
3.(Theol.) To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
4.To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
5.(Print.) To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to align (text) at the left (left justify) or right (right justify) margins of a column or page, or at both margins; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.
6.(Law) To show (a person) to have had a sufficient legal reason for an act that has been made the subject of a charge or accusation.
v. i.1.(Print.) To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.
2.(Law) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
Verb1.justify - show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
Synonyms: warrant
2.justify - show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"
Synonyms: vindicate
3.justify - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
4.justify - let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
Synonyms: absolve, free
5.justify - adjust the spaces between words; "justify the margins"
account, account for, allow, amnesty, approve, argue, assert, authenticate, authorize, back, bear out, claim, compose, confirm, contend, corroborate, cry sour grapes, decontaminate, defend, demonstrate, destigmatize, discharge, dismiss, dispense from, do justice to, exculpate, exempt, exempt from, explain, explain away, extenuate, forgive, free, give absolution, gloss, grant amnesty to, grant immunity, grant remission, impose, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, let go, let off, make up, nonpros, overrun, palliate, pardon, permit, pi, pi a form, prove, purge, quash the charge, rationalize, rehabilitate, reinstate, release, remit, restore, sanction, set, set free, set in print, shrive, substantiate, support, sustain, validate, verify, vindicate, warrant, whitewash, withdraw the charge
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