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Definition of justify:

  1. To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.
  2. To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.
  3. 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.
  4. To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
  5. To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
  6. To qualify ( one's self) as a surely by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property.
  7. To show ( a person) to have had a sufficient legal reason for an act that has been made the subject of a change or accusation.
  8. To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
  9. To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.

Synonyms:

rationalize, rid, account for, copperplate, apologise, discharge, guarantee, make good, true, apologize, inaugurate, bold, vouch for, release, condemn, liberate, prove, countenance, disembarrass, show, pardon, absolve, prune, set off, right, format, make/prove your/a point, make, unfreeze, start off, dislodge, catalyze, relieve, clear, font, point to, condone, exempt, capitalise, form, stand up for, resign, advocate, full-page, verify, bear out, palliate, substantiate, evidence, sustain, trigger, disengage, unloosen, warrant, invent, champion, loose, brief, support, confirm, shrive, convict, corroborate, cut, answer for, favor, unloose, maintain, create, beg off, uphold, vindicate, validate, bring about, testify, let off, galley, call for, assert, capitalize, dotted line, acquit, attest, unblock, certify, relinquish, free, excuse, occasion, back, authenticate, rationalise, give up, exculpate.

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