justify

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justify /ˈʤʌstəˌfaɪ/ verb
justifies; justified; justifying
justify
/ˈʤʌstəˌfaɪ/
verb
justifies; justified; justifying
Learner's definition of JUSTIFY
[+ object]
: to provide or be a good reason for (something) : to prove or show (something) to be just, right, or reasonable
see also the end justifies the means at 1end
: to provide a good reason for the actions of (someone)
technical : to position (text) so that the edges form a straight line

— justifiable

/ˈʤʌstəˌfajəbəl/ adjective [more justifiable; most justifiable]

— justifiably

/ˈʤʌstəˌfajəbli/ adverb

— justified

adjective, not used before a noun [more justified; most justified]
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