Synonyms for justified


1. justify, warrant, confirm, reassert
usage: show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
2. justify, vindicate, uphold, maintain
usage: show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"
3. apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise, defend, support, fend for
usage: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
4. absolve, justify, free, forgive
usage: let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
5. justify, adjust, set, correct
usage: adjust the spaces between words; "justify the margins"


1. justified, even (vs. uneven)
usage: having words so spaced that lines have straight even margins
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