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justify

US [ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ]
UK [ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪ]
  • v.证明…正确(或正当、有理);对…作出解释;为…辩解(或辩护)
  • Web证明…是正当的;为…辩护;两端对齐
Past Tense:justified  Present Participle:justifying  Simple Present:justifies  
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v.
1.
证明…正确(或正当、有理)to show that sb/sth is right or reasonable
How can they justify paying such huge salaries?
他们怎能证明付这么大笔薪金是正当的呢?
Her success had justified the faith her teachers had put in her.
她的成功证明了老师对她的信任是正确的。
2.
~ sth/yourself (to sb).~ (sb/sth) doing sth
对…作出解释;为…辩解(或辩护)to give an explanation or excuse for sth or for doing sth
The Prime Minister has been asked to justify the decision to Parliament.
首相被要求就这一决定向议会解释。
You don't need to justify yourself to me.
你不必向我解释你的理由。
3.
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调整使全行排满;使每行排齐;使齐行to arrange lines of printed text so that one or both edges are straight

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I understand, but that doesn't justify it. I'm still going to have to ask you to leave. We can't.