justify (v.) Old form(s): iustifie , iustified, iustify
affirm, acknowledge, corroborate
Per V.i.218[Pericles to Helicanus, of Marina] When thou shalt kneel, and justify in knowledge / She is thy very princess
WT I.ii.278[Leontes to Camillo, of Hermione] say / My wife's a hobby-horse ... say't and justify't
WT V.iii.145[Leontes to Camillo, of Paulina, and himself and Polixenes] whose worth and honesty / Is richly noted, and here justified / By us, a pair of kings
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