justify (v.) Old form(s): iustifie , iustified, justifie
prove, confirm, demonstrate
AW IV.iii.53[Second Lord to First Lord, of Helena's supposed death] How is this justified?
Cym II.iv.79.1[Iachimo to Posthumus] More particulars / Must justify my knowledge
H8 I.ii.6[King Henry to all, of Buckingham's surveyor] I'll hear him his confessions justify
Tem V.i.128[Prospero aside to Sebastian and Antonio] I here could ... justify you traitors
TNK III.i.64[Palamon to Arcite] [it] well / Might justify your manhood
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