Another word for justification
excuse, defense, pretext, reason, argument, palliation, extenuation, vindication, redemption, approval, validation, warrant, response, exoneration, exculpation, mitigation, explanation, rationalization, rationale, reply, palliative, apology, apologia, acquittal, salvation, answer, raison d'Ãªtre, grounds, advocacy, plea, support, confirmation, sanctification, rebuttal, whitewashing; see also appeal 1, explanation 2.
Another word for justificationnoun
A statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy:apologetic, apologia, apology, defense, vindication. See attack
A statement of causes or motives:account, explanation, rationale, rationalization, reason. See explain
A justifying fact or consideration:basis, foundation, reason, warrant. See true
That which provides a reason or justification:call, cause, ground (often used in plural), necessity, occasion, reason, wherefore, why. Idiom: why and wherefore. See start