Meaning of justify
Pronunciation: ( jus'tu-fī"), [key]
— v., -fied, -fy•ing.
- to show (an act, claim, statement, etc.) to be just or right: The end does not always justify the means.
- to defend or uphold as warranted or well-grounded: Don't try to justify his rudeness.
- to declare innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit.
- to make (a line of type) a desired length by spacing the words and letters, esp. so that full lines in a column have even margins both on the left and on the right.
- to level and square (a strike).
- to show a satisfactory reason or excuse for something done.
- to qualify as bail or surety.
- (of a line of type) to fit exactly into a desired length.
- justify (Thesaurus)