English - Vietnamese Dictionary
justify /'dʤʌstifai/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- bào chữa, biện hộ, chứng minh là đúng
- (ngành in) sắp chữ cho đúng hàng đúng chỗ
justified|justifies|justifying'dʒʌstɪfaɪAdvanced English 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
+ verb (justifies, justifying, justified, justified)Collocation Dictionary
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.
Can you really justify the destruction of such a fine old building?
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.
on the grounds of/that
The decision is justified on the grounds that there is no realistic alternative.
How will you justify this pay cut to your employees?
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