1. [verb] show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
    Synonyms: warrant

  2. [verb] show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"
    Synonyms: vindicate

  3. [verb] defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
    Synonyms: apologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalise

  4. [verb] let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
    Synonyms: absolve, free

  5. [verb] adjust the spaces between words; "justify the margins"


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