justify


justify
01. It is important to [justify] your opinions rather than just saying something without explaining why you feel that way.
02. Do you think that the use of violence is [justifiable] in order to prevent further violence?
03. Steve was [justifiably] angry when he found out he had been let go, just so the boss could hire his nephew.
04. I think he is totally [justified] in quitting his job; they were really underpaying him.
05. According to Dr. Martin Luther King, nothing can [justify] the use of violence.
06. Mahatma Gandhi felt that violence was never [justified] in the search for peace and equality.
07. We feel that animal testing should be reduced to a minimum and carefully [justified] in each case.
08. You are going to have to [justify] your decision to management because right now they are a little confused about this.
09. Man Ray once said that a creator needs only one enthusiast to [justify] him.
10. The Dalai Lama has said that waging war for the cause of freedom can sometimes be [justified].
11. A wise man once said, "Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is [justified], learn from it."
12. There is a French proverb which states that [justifying] a fault doubles it.
13. Witnesses suggest that the police were entirely [unjustified] in their use of force, as the suspect didn't try to fight back.
14. Your criticism of the project is entirely [unjustified]. It is going very well and should be very profitable.
15. Being tired is poor [justification] for not doing your chores.
16. There is an old saying that the ends [justify] the means.
17. Students' [justifications] for handing assignments in late range from the bizarre to the hilarious.
18. No crime [justifies] this kind of torture of a prisoner.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Justify — Jus ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Justified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Justifying}.] [F. justifier, L. justificare; justus just + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Just}, a., and { fy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • justify — jus·ti·fy / jəs tə ˌfī/ vb fied, fy·ing vt 1: to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable does not justify a denial of bail 2: to show to have had a legally sufficient reason or cause a defendant may not set up his own standard of conduct… …   Law dictionary

  • Justify — «Justify» Sencillo de The Rasmus del álbum Black roses Formato Descarga digital, CD Single Grabación 2008 Género(s) Rock, Soft Rock Du …   Wikipedia Español

  • justify — 1 vindicate, defend, *maintain, assert Analogous words: *prove, demonstrate: *support, uphold, back Contrasted words: *disprove, refute, confute 2 account, rationalize, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • justify — [jus′tə fī΄] vt. justified, justifying [ME justifien < OFr justifier < LL (chiefly Ec.) justificare, to act justly toward, justify < L justus,JUST1 + ficare < facere, to DO1] 1. to show to be just, right, or in accord with reason;… …   English World dictionary

  • Justify — Jus ti*fy, v. i. 1. (Print.) To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one s self as bail or surety. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • justify — (v.) c.1300, to administer justice; late 14c., to show (something) to be just or right, from O.Fr. justifiier submit to court proceedings (12c.), from L. iustificare act justly toward, make just, from iustificus dealing justly, righteous, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • justify — [v] legitimize, substantiate absolve, acquit, advocate, alibi*, answer for, apologize for, approve, argue for, assert, be answerable for, bear out, brief, claim, clear, condone, confirm, contend, cop a plea*, countenance, crawl, defend, do… …   New thesaurus

  • justify — ► VERB (justifies, justified) 1) prove to be right or reasonable. 2) be a good reason for. 3) Printing adjust (text) so that the lines of type fill a given width exactly, forming a straight right edge. DERIVATIVES justification noun justificatory …   English terms dictionary

  • justify — verb ADVERB ▪ really, truly ▪ Can you really justify the destruction of such a fine old building? ▪ easily ▪ The university could not easily justify spending the money on this. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • justify */*/ — UK [ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪ] / US [ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms justify : present tense I/you/we/they justify he/she/it justifies present participle justifying past tense justified past participle justified 1) a) to show that there is a good… …   English dictionary


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