Justify

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Context MattersPlay
Use 'justify' when explaining reasons for actions, especially in debates or explanations. SlideShe had to justify her late arrival to her supervisor.
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Subjective ValidityPlay
'Justify' often implies a subjective view of being right, even if others disagree. SlideHe felt the need to justify his choices to his friends.
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Persuasive LanguagePlay
When trying to 'justify' something, you attempt to persuade others to accept your viewpoint. SlideIn her speech, she justified the need for more funding.