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Justify synonyms
jŭs'tə-fī'
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(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. In a clear manner; so as to be clear
To free from guilt or suspicion; for example, when evidence proves that a suspect is innocent of a crime.
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  1. To free from guilt or suspicion; for example, when evidence proves that a suspect is innocent of a crime.
  2. To give religious absolution to
  3. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
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  1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
  2. To clear (a person) of a charge, as by declaring him or her not guilty; exonerate
  3. (Reflexive) To clear one’s self.
To set forth in a pleading:
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  1. To set forth in a pleading:
  2. To provide an argument or appeal:
  3. To present a case in a law court; argue the case of either party
In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding. In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding.
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  1. In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding. In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding.
  2. To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
  3. To support, maintain, or justify
To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
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  1. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
  2. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
  3. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
To alleviate the symptoms of (a disease or disorder).
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  1. To alleviate the symptoms of (a disease or disorder).
  2. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
  3. To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
To try to free (a person) of blame; seek to exonerate
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  1. To try to free (a person) of blame; seek to exonerate
  2. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
  3. To give permission to leave; release:
To define; expound:
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  1. To define; expound:
  2. To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
  3. To give an explanation
To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
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  1. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
  2. To provide for the support of; specif., to provide sustenance or nourishment for
  3. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
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  1. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  2. To keep in existence; sustain:
  3. To support by aid, influence, protection, etc.
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
  3. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To hire as counsel
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  1. To hire as counsel
  2. (Brit.) To furnish with a legal brief
  3. To give instructions or preparatory information to:
To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
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  1. To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
To explain or interpret on rational grounds
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  1. To explain or interpret on rational grounds
  2. To explain rationally:
  3. To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
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  1. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  2. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
To believe to be most likely to succeed:
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  1. To believe to be most likely to succeed:
  2. To use gently; spare
  3. To be for; support; advocate; endorse
To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
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  1. To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
  2. (Obs.) To challenge to a fight
  3. To fight for; defend; support
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To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
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  1. To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
  2. To give support or sanction to; approve or tolerate
To forgive, pardon, or overlook (an offense)
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  1. To forgive, pardon, or overlook (an offense)
  2. To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
To cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense); forgive
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  1. To cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense); forgive
  2. To release (a person) from further punishment for a crime
  3. To allow (an offense or fault) to pass without punishment or disfavor.
(Often with "on"): To complete successfully.
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  1. (Often with "on"): To complete successfully.
  2. (Rare) To achieve substantial success in life, often in business.
To cause to undergo the religious ceremony of confirmation
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  1. To cause to undergo the religious ceremony of confirmation
  2. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
  3. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
To provide opposing arguments
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  1. To provide opposing arguments
  2. To contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate
  3. To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case:
(Law) To guarantee clear title to (real property).
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  1. (Law) To guarantee clear title to (real property).
  2. To justify; to give grounds for.
  3. To authorize; to give (someone) warrant or sanction (to do something).
To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
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  1. To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
  2. To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence:
  3. To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
To give permission to leave; release:
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  1. To give permission to leave; release:
  2. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
  3. To serve as justification for:
To dismiss or minimize the significance of (something) by means of an explanation or excuse:
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  1. To dismiss or minimize the significance of (something) by means of an explanation or excuse:
  2. To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
  3. To think in a rational or rationalistic way.
To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify:
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  1. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify:
  2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
  3. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
To shout out in order to summon (a person).
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  1. To shout out in order to summon (a person).
  2. To stop at a place and ask for (someone).
  3. To ask for in a loud voice.
To be the occasion of; give occasion to; cause
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  1. To be the occasion of; give occasion to; cause
To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
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  1. To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
  2. To give formal assurance, or guarantee, to (someone) or for (something)
  3. To justify; to give grounds for.
(--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
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  1. (--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
  2. (Linguis.) To verify the existence of (a form believed to have occurred in a language)
  3. To supply or be evidence of:
To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.
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  1. To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.
  2. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  3. To prove that something, such as a document, is what it purports to be, especially so that the item can be admitted into evidence at a trial or hearing. For example, a party wishing to admit a letter into evidence may ask the witness whether it is, indeed, the letter he received, does he recognize the handwriting, and similar questions.
In reply or return:
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  1. In reply or return:
  2. In, to, or toward a past time:
  3. To furnish or strengthen with a back or backing.
To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
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  1. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
  2. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
  3. To make firmer; strengthen:
(Obs.) To strengthen
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  1. (Obs.) To strengthen
  2. To make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support
  3. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence.
To bear witness to; attest
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  1. To bear witness to; attest
  2. To indicate clearly; exemplify or prove:
  3. To make evident; indicate; show
To verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate
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  1. To verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate
  2. To show to be true or real by giving evidence; prove; confirm
  3. To give substance or true existence to
To give testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body:
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  1. To give testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body:
  2. To tell a court what pertinent information to a case one has, while under oath, and while the defendant is present.
  3. To serve as evidence:
To make binding under the law; give legal force to; declare legally valid
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  1. To make binding under the law; give legal force to; declare legally valid
  2. To authorize as by signing, stamping, etc.
  3. To establish the soundness, accuracy, or legitimacy of:
(Law) To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.
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  1. (Law) To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.
  2. To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence:
  3. To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
To give formal assurance, or guarantee, to (someone) or for (something)
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  1. To give formal assurance, or guarantee, to (someone) or for (something)
  2. To provide adequate grounds for; justify or require:
  3. To guarantee as being true; (colloquially) to believe strongly.
(Intransitive) To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
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  1. (Intransitive) To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
  2. (Intransitive, often followed by “for”) To make an apology or excuse; to acknowledge some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends
To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
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  1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
  2. To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
  3. To support, maintain, or justify
To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
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  1. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  2. To keep in existence; sustain:
  3. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
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  1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
  2. To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
  3. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
To make something plain or comprehensible:
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  1. To make something plain or comprehensible:
  2. To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
  3. To give an explanation
To think in a rational or rationalistic manner
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  1. To think in a rational or rationalistic manner
  2. To explain or interpret on rational grounds
  3. To explain rationally:
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