justificar

 
justificar
transitive verb
1. (to prove to be right) 
Mario justificó su enfado diciendo que había tenido un mal día.Mario justified his behavior saying he had had a bad day.
b. to excuse 
Justifiqué mi ausencia en la reunión presentando un permiso de baja.I excused my absence in the meeting by giving a medical leave.
2. (to account for) 
El profesor pidió al estudiante que justificara su respuesta en el examen.The teacher asked the student to explain his answer on the exam.
3. (typography) 
Nos dijeron que el texto debía estar justificado a la izquierda.They told us that the text should be justified to the left.
justificarse
pronominal verb
4. (to apologize) 
Juan se justificó por el retraso diciendo que no le había sonado la alarma.Juan made excuses for himself for being late saying that the alarm didn't ring.
Cuando se te olvida algo, siempre te justificas diciendo que es mi culpa por no apuntarlo.When you forget something, you always justify yourself by saying that it's my fault for not writing it down.
Si te justificas lo que dices, es porque no tienes confianza en ti mismo.If you excuse yourself for what you say, it's because you're not confident in yourself.
5. (to make sense) 
Mi decisión de irme se justifica si piensas en cómo me has tratado.My decision to leave is justified if you think of how you treated me.
justificar
transitive verb
1. ((gen) &) 
a. to justify 
2. (excusar) 
a. no direct translation 
justificar a alguiento make excuses for somebody
justificarse
pronominal verb
3. (actitud, decisión) 
a. to be justified 
4. (persona) 
a. to justify o excuse oneself 
justificarse por algoto excuse oneself for something
justificarse con alguiento make one's excuses to somebody
justificar
transitive verb
1 (explicar) to account for; explain
tendrá que justificar su ausencia del trabajo she will have to account for o explain her absence from work; el gobierno no pudo justificar el aumento del gasto the government was unable to account for o explain the increase in expenditure; justificó las compras con facturas he accounted for his purchases with receipts
2 (excusar) [+decisión, comportamiento] to justify; excuse
nada justifica tal violencia nothing can justify o excuse such violence; siempre justifica a sus hijos ante sus amigas she always defends her sons to her friends; es un criminal y no pretendo justificarlo he's a criminal and I'm not trying to make excuses for him
esa actitud no se puede justificar [con nada]
3 (Informática) (Tipografía) to justify
pronominal verb
justificarse to justify o.s.; make excuses for o.s.
no intentes justificarte porque no tienes razón don't try and justify yourself o make excuses for yourself because you're in the wrong; se justificó diciendo que el tren llegó tarde he justified himself o made his excuses saying the train was late
no hace falta que te justifiques
Examples
Verb Conjugations for justificar
Present Participle: justificando
Past Participle: justificado
Indicative
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yo
justifico
justifiqué
justificaba
justificaría
justificaré
justificas
justificaste
justificabas
justificarías
justificarás
él/ella/Ud.
justifica
justificó
justificaba
justificaría
justificará
nosotros
justificamos
justificamos
justificábamos
justificaríamos
justificaremos
vosotros
justificáis
justificasteis
justificabais
justificaríais
justificaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
justifican
justificaron
justificaban
justificarían
justificarán
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