Synonyms for justify

Synonyms for (verb) justify

Synonyms: justify

Definition: adjust the spaces between words

Usage: justify the margins

Similar words: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels


Synonyms: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success

Similar words: fend for, support, defend

Definition: argue or speak in defense of

Usage: She supported the motion to strike


Synonyms: vindicate, justify

Definition: show to be right by providing justification or proof

Usage: vindicate a claim

Similar words: maintain, uphold

Definition: support against an opponent

Usage: The appellate court upheld the verdict


Synonyms: justify, warrant

Definition: show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for

Usage: The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns; The end justifies the means

Similar words: reassert, confirm

Definition: strengthen or make more firm

Usage: The witnesses confirmed the victim's account


Synonyms: free, justify, absolve

Definition: let off the hook

Usage: I absolve you from this responsibility

Similar words: forgive

Definition: stop blaming or grant forgiveness

Usage: I forgave him his infidelity; She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday