Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: justify
IPA transcription: [dʒ'ʌstəf,aɪ]
Pronunciations of justify
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: justify, warrant
    Meaning: show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
  • Synonyms: justify, vindicate
    Meaning: show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"
  • Synonyms: apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise
    Meaning: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
Usage examples
  • Justify it if you can
  • Does it justify hasty language?
  • I must say it to justify myself.
  • But nothing can justify such conduct."
  • "Science does not justify by faith, but by works.
  • But does your own experience justify you in saying that?
  • There must be a large output to justify the use of machinery.
  • That alone would be sufficient to justify me in dismissing her.
  • And how will all the people who give their orders justify themselves?
  • I'm not afraid I shall not be able to justify myself!" she said lightly.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Human, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording NASA, License CC BY-SA 4.0