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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
+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


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.


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.


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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