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Another word for justify

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Verb
  1. To show to be just, right, or valid

      1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
      2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
      3. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify:
      1. To explain rationally:
      2. To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
      3. To dismiss or minimize the significance of (something) by means of an explanation or excuse:
      1. To make allowance for; overlook or forgive:
      2. To grant pardon to; forgive:
      3. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
    See also:

    right

  2. To be a proper or sufficient occasion for

      1. A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      2. A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
      3. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
      1. An event or happening, or the time of an event or happening:
      2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      1. To shout out in order to summon (a person).
      2. To ask for in a loud voice.
      3. (figuratively) To request, demand.
    See also:

    right

  3. To assure the certainty or validity of

  4. To support against arguments, attack, or criticism

      1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
      2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
      3. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify:
      1. To keep up or carry on; continue:
      2. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
      3. To keep in a condition of good repair or efficiency:
      1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
      2. To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
      3. To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
      1. To make excuse for or regretful acknowledgment of a fault or offense.
      2. To make a formal defense or justification in speech or writing.
  5. To offer reasons for or a cause of

    See also:

    explain

Another word for justify

Verb
  1. To vindicate

    See also:

    excuse

  2. To give reasons for

  3. To prove by the event

    See also:

    prove