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Definition of Justify

Justify

  1. To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
  2. To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
  3. To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
  4. To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
  5. To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See Justification, 4.
  6. To form an even surface or true line with something else; to fit exactly.
  7. To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
  8. To show (a person) to have had a sufficient legal reason for an act that has been made the subject of a change or accusation.
  9. To qualify (one's self) as a surely by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property.

Justify Quotations

Even today we raise our hand against our brother... We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death.
Pope Francis

For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable.
Edgar Ramirez

Without touching my subject I want to come to the moment when, through pure concentration of seeing, the composed picture becomes more made than taken. Without a descriptive caption to justify its existence, it will speak for itself - less descriptive, more creative; less informative, more suggestive - less prose, more poetry.
Ernst Haas

Religion doesn't make people bigots. People are bigots and they use religion to justify their ideology.
Reza Aslan

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
Leon Trotsky
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Justify Translations

justify in French is saillir, motiver, justifier, justifions, justifiez
justify in Spanish is fundar, justifique
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