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justify/ˈʤʌstəˌfaɪ/verb
justifiesjustifiedjustifying
justify
/ˈʤʌstəˌfaɪ/
verb
justifiesjustifiedjustifying
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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