justify oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of justify oneself

: to provide an explanation for one's actions
  • Why should I have to justify myself when it was their fault?

Word by Word Definitions

justify play
  1. : to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable

  2. : to show to have had a sufficient legal reason

  3. : to qualify (oneself) as a surety (see surety 3) by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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