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justify
American English: /ˈdʒəstəˌfaɪ/
British English: /ˈdʒʌstɪfʌɪ/

Translation of justify in Spanish:

transitive verb -fies, -fying, -fied

  • 1
    (action/effort/expense)
    to justify something/oneself to somebody
    justificar algo/justificarse ante or con alguien
    you don't have to justify yourself to me
    no tienes que justificarte conmigo
    no tienes por qué darme explicaciones
    Example sentences
    • Your anxiety may prove to be fully justified, and if after the first year I'm persuaded that you are right I will have an opportunity to remedy the situation.
    • His sentiments were echoed by Richard Crumlish and it seems their confidence has been fully justified after the opening shows.
    • Wall was immense throughout and fully justified the complete confidence management had in him.
    Example sentences
    • These seem reasons enough to justify his more favourable assessment in recent years.
    • Well, there are a whole lot of reasons to justify the tax cut the president's been advocating.
    • The Court therefore finds that the reasons put forward as justifying the interference found are not sufficient to satisfy the requirements of paragraph of Article 8.
  • 2
    (text/lines)
    Example sentences
    • The last of the three margins - the left hand margin - was used to keep a clear line for justifying the text.
    • An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that justifying online text would yield excessive hyphenation.
    • Now poems are easily detectable on the page, because their right hand margins aren't justified.

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