justify

Part of speech: verb

To show to be just; vindicate.

Part of speech: verb

To declare blameless; exonerate.

Part of speech: verb

To adjust.

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Usage examples "justify":

  1. He had a sudden fancy she was laughing at him and his clumsy attempts to justify his devotion. - "Command", William McFee.
  2. The results do not justify any man in calling mining a lottery. - "The Comstock Club", Charles Carroll Goodwin.
  3. The noble fellow, who was prepared to take the burden of his mother's sin, would certainly find it hard to justify himself in the eyes of the woman he loved. - "The Scarlet Feather", Houghton Townley.