HyperDic: justification

English > 3 senses of the word justification:
NOUNcognitionjustificationsomething (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable / reasonable or necessary
communicationjustificationa statement in explanation of some action or belief
actjustificationthe act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning
justification > pronunciation
Soundsjhah.stahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > justification: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable / reasonable or necessary.
Example"he considered misrule a justification for revolution"
Broadercircumstance, condition, considerationInformation that should be kept in mind when making a decision
Spanishjustificación
Catalanjustificació
Verbsjustifyshow to be right by providing justification or proof
English > justification: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA statement in explanation of some action or belief.
Narrowercause, reason, groundsA justification for something existing or happening
defense, defence, vindicationThe justification for some act or belief
Broaderexplanation, accountA statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Spanishjustificación
Catalanjustificació
Verbsjustifyshow to be right by providing justification or proof
English > justification: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning.
Example"the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller
Broadervindication, exonerationThe act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
Spanishjustificación
Catalanjustificació
Verbsjustify(used of God) declare innocent

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