Meaning of JUSTIFY in English

JUSTIFY

v. Function: verb

1

Synonyms: MAINTAIN 2, argue, assert, claim, contend, defend, vindicate, warrant

Related Words: demonstrate, prove; back, support, uphold

Contrasted Words: confute, disprove, refute

2

Synonyms: CONFIRM 2, authenticate, bear out, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verify

3

Synonyms: EXPLAIN 3, account, explain away, rationalize

Related Words: extenuate, gloss, gloze, palliate, whitewash

Contrasted Words: accuse, arraign, incriminate, indict; blame, condemn, denounce

4 to constitute sufficient grounds FF1C; thought the storm warning justified his leaving early FF1E;

Synonyms: warrant

Related Words: allow, permit; approve, authorize, sanction

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.