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Definition 1: adjust the spaces between words - [verb of change]

Samples where justify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • justify the margins

(justify is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(justify belongs to category ...) the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

Definition 2: show to be right by providing justification or proof - [verb of communication]

Samples where justify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • vindicate a claim

Synonyms for justify in the sense of this definition

(justify is a kind of ...) support against an opponent

"The appellate court upheld the verdict"

(... is a kind of justify ) serve as a reason or cause or justification of

"Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work" "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"

(... is a kind of justify ) show or affirm to be just and legitimate

(... is a kind of justify ) provide adequate grounds to justify (a certain course of action)

"The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"

Definition 3: (used of God) declare innocent; absolve from the penalty of sin - [verb of communication]

(justify is a kind of ...) let off the hook

"I absolve you from this responsibility"

(justify belongs to category ...) a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings

"Jewish theology" "Roman Catholic theology"

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