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justify
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
justify /'dʤʌstifai/
  • ngoại động từ
    • bào chữa, biện hộ, chứng minh là đúng
    • (ngành in) sắp chữ cho đúng hàng đúng chỗ
Concise Dictionary
justified|justifies|justifying'dʒʌstɪfaɪ
verb
+show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
+show to be right by providing justification or proof
+defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
+let off the hook
+adjust the spaces between words

Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb (justifies, justifying, justified, justified)
1 to show that sb/sth is right or reasonable: [V -ing] How can they justify paying such huge salaries? + [VN] Her success had justified the faith her teachers had put in her. [also VN -ing]
2 ~ sth (to sb) to give an explanation or excuse for sth or for doing sth: [VN] The Prime Minister has been asked to justify the decision to Parliament. + You don't need to justify yourself to me. [also V -ing, VN -ing]
3 [VN] (technical) to arrange lines of printed text so that one or both edges are straight
Idioms see END n.
Collocation Dictionary
verb

ADV.

really, truly
Can you really justify the destruction of such a fine old building?
| hardly
The meagre result hardly justified the risks they took to get it.

VERB + JUSTIFY

can/could | attempt to, seek to, try to | need to | be difficult to, be hard to
He found it very difficult to justify his decision.

PREP.

on the grounds of/that
The decision is justified on the grounds that there is no realistic alternative.
| to
How will you justify this pay cut to your employees?



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