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justifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈdʒʌs.tɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈdʒʌs.tə.faɪ/
B2 to give or to be a good reason for: [+ -ing verb] I can't really justify taking another day off work. Are you sure that these measures are justified?
justify yourself
B2 If you justify yourself, you give a good reason for what you have done: It was the only thing that I could do - I don't have to justify myself to anyone.

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justifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈdʒʌs·təˌfɑɪ/
to show that something is reasonable, right, or true: Her fears of a low voter turnout were justified when fewer than half of the people voted.
justification
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌdʒʌs·tə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
[U] She said that there was no justification for such rude behavior.
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“justify” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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