English translation of 'giustificare'
il fine giustifica i mezzi
- (administration, spese)
to account for
the end justifies the meansposso giustificarlo
I can understand why he did itnon lo giustifico, però capisco perché l'ha fatto
I don't excuse him but I understand why he did itgiustificare il proprio ritardo
to give a reason for one's lateness
'giustificare' in Other Languages
British English: justify /ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ/ VERB
If someone or something justifies a particular decision, action, or idea, they show or prove that it is reasonable or necessary.
Is there anything that can justify a war?
- American English: justify
- Arabic: يُبَرِّرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: justificar
- Chinese: 论证
- Croatian: opravdati
- Czech: ospravedlnit
- Danish: retfærdiggøre
- Dutch: rechtvaardigen
- European Spanish: justificar
- Finnish: oikeuttaa
- French: justifier
- German: rechtfertigen
- Greek: δικαιολογώ
- Italian: giustificare
- Japanese: 正当化する
- Korean: 정당화하다
- Norwegian: rettferdiggjøre
- Polish: usprawiedliwić
- European Portuguese: justificar
- Romanian: a justifica
- Russian: обосновывать
- Spanish: justificar
- Swedish: motivera
- Thai: พิสูจน์ว่าถูกต้อง
- Turkish: haklılığını göstermek
- Ukrainian: виправдовувати
- Vietnamese: giải thích
British English: rationalize VERB
If you try to rationalize attitudes or actions that are difficult to accept, you think of reasons to justify or explain them.
He further rationalized his activity by convincing himself that he was actually promoting peace.
British English: warrant VERB
If something warrants a particular action, it makes the action seem necessary or appropriate for the circumstances.
The allegations are serious enough to warrant an investigation.
Translation of giustificare from the Collins Italian to English Dictionary