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1. justify

verb. ['ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪ'] show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for.

Synonyms

  • reassert
  • warrant

Antonyms

  • black-and-white
  • worsen
  • irritate

Etymology

  • justificare (Latin)
  • justus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Justify

  • acidify
  • amplify
  • beatify
  • calcify
  • certify
  • clarify
  • classify
  • codify
  • crucify
  • decertify
  • declassify
  • deify
  • demystify
  • detoxify
  • dignify
  • disqualify
  • diversify
  • diversify
  • falsify
  • glorify

Sentences with justify


1. Verb, base form
You may not read or use this service as much anymore to justify paying the bill each month.

Quotes about justify


1. For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable.
- Edgar Ramirez

2. She was like a drowning person, flailing, reaching for anything that might save her. Her life was an urgent, desperate struggle to justify her life.
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

3. From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
- Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

2. justify

verb. ['ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪ'] show to be right by providing justification or proof.

Synonyms

  • maintain
  • uphold
  • explain
  • vindicate
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • stay
  • whiten
  • colorless
  • uninterestingness

Etymology

  • justificare (Latin)
  • justus (Latin)

3. justify

verb. ['ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪ'] defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.

Synonyms

  • rationalise
  • colour
  • palliate
  • mitigate
  • rationalize
  • support
  • plead
  • fend for
  • extenuate
  • apologise
  • gloss
  • defend
  • color
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness

Etymology

  • justificare (Latin)
  • justus (Latin)

4. justify

verb. ['ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪ'] adjust the spaces between words.

Synonyms

  • correct
  • set

Antonyms

  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • discolor

Etymology

  • justificare (Latin)
  • justus (Latin)

5. justify

verb. ['ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪ'] let off the hook.

Synonyms

  • relieve
  • let off
  • exempt
  • forgive
  • excuse
  • absolve
  • wash one's hands

Antonyms

  • increase
  • forbid
  • disallow
  • boycott

Etymology

  • justificare (Latin)
  • justus (Latin)
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