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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

The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.
Chinua Achebe

I am disturbed by how states abuse laws on Internet access. I am concerned that surveillance programmes are becoming too aggressive. I understand that national security and criminal activity may justify some exceptional and narrowly-tailored use of surveillance. But that is all the more reason to safeguard human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Ban Ki-moon

When you're a liar, a person of low moral fortitude, really any explanation you need to be true can be true. Especially if you're smart enough. You can figure out a way to justify anything.
Samuel Witwer

Because cheating is easier when we can justify our behavior, people often cheat in small amounts: We can come up with an excuse for stealing Post-It notes, but it is much more difficult to come up with an excuse for taking $10,000 from petty cash.
Dan Ariely
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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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