make good
justify, vindicate, confirm
MV I.iii.91[Antonio to Shylock, of the story of Jacob] Was this inserted to make interest good?
TN I.v.6[Maria to Feste, of his remarks] Make that good
TNK I.i.226[First Queen to Theseus] Thus dost thou still make good the tongue o'th' world [i.e. live up to your reputation]
WT II.iii.60[Paulina to Leontes, of Hermione] I ... would by combat make her good, so were I / A man, the worst about you
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