HyperDic: justify

English > 3 senses of the word justify:
VERBcommunicationjustify, vindicateshow to be right by providing justification or proof
communicationjustify(used of God) declare innocent
changejustifyadjust the spaces between words
justify > pronunciation
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > justify: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow to be right by providing justification or proof.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Narrowerexcuse, explainServe as a reason / reason or cause or justification of
legitimateshow / show or affirm to be just and legitimate
warrantshow to be reasonable / reasonable or provide adequate ground for
Broaderuphold, maintainsupport against an opponent
Adjectivesjustifiablecapable of being justified
justificative, justificatoryattempting to justify or defend in speech / speech or writing
justificative, justificatoryproviding justification
Nounsjustificationsomething (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable / reasonable or necessary
justificationa statement in explanation of some action or belief
justifiera person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
English > justify: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaning(used of God) declare innocent; absolve from the penalty of sin.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something
Categorytheology, theological systemA particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
Broaderabsolve, freelet off the hook
Adjectivesjustificative, justificatoryproviding justification
Nounsjustificationthe act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning
English > justify: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningAdjust the spaces between words.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"justify the margins"
CategoryprintingThe business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

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