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Agencies need to be able to quickly justify why performance has changed and what steps can be taken to address these fluctuations — positive or negative.

Attorney Frank Crivelli, who said he negotiated contracts on behalf of police unions in at least 40 towns, said the dangers and challenges of police work justify the price in New Jersey.

I planned to explore questions about journalistic ethics and whether the ends of getting a scoop that might change history and save lives can ever justify lying to a source.

Why America is 'flying blind' to the coronavirus mutations racing across the globeStates cannot point to hard data to justify aggressive measures to contain the spread of dangerous mutations.

GameStop’s share price, which approached $500 at one point, had clearly become untethered from the financial metrics that traditionally justify rising prices.

Does the sending of the message “justify” the tragedy that caused it?

No more allowing people to justify their bigotry by spouting a cherry-picked Bible verse.

This story was used by some third-century North African Christians to justify the practice of women performing baptisms.

Like many other Pakistani Taliban, Jamal has his own horror stories to tell, which he believes can justify any bloody retribution.

With women put in front of the public to justify staying with bad men, we see these justifications in full bloom.

But this is quite enough to justify the inconsiderable expense which the experiment I urge would involve.

He may be a lessee, agent, or having such possession and control as would justify him in thus acting.

Put me in remembrance, and let us plead together: tell if thou hast any thing to justify thyself.

Does the experience of the last ten years justify the country in placing confidence, on such a point, in a Whig Ministry?

Should the alliance between the two professions be questioned, the following case will justify our assertion.


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On this page you'll find 129 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to justify, such as: advocate, condone, confirm, countenance, defend, and explain.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.