Textual thesaurus for "justify"

(verb) rationalise, rationalize, apologise, apologize, excuse

defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success

(verb) vindicate

show to be right by providing justification or proof

vindicate a claim

(verb) warrant

show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for

The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns; The end justifies the means

(verb) free, absolve

let off the hook

I absolve you from this responsibility