justifyverb [T]uk us /ˈdʒʌs.tɪ.faɪ/
- How can you justify the employment of capital punishment?
- New evidence from a self-confessed liar was not enough to justify a retrial.
- Manufacturers need large sales to justify offering a big variety in export markets.
- We are duty bound to justify how we spend our funds.
- They haven't been given these rights for all eternity - they should justify having them just like most other people have to.