German English Dictionary

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begründen in English:

1. justify

Can you justify your action?
The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Now the company can justify such expenditure.
I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day.
Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Don't drag out Chinese sayings about the importance of an environment conducive learning just to justify moving house for a child's entrance exams!
Justify your attitude, come on, justify being there when it all happened.
You cannot justify child abuse.
I've been waiting for an hour. You better justify your absence.
I don’t know how they can justify those ticket prices.
These are important reasons witch justify supporting this project.
People can always find a way to justify any action, no matter how evil.
I can't really justify taking another day off work.
justify their costs
"You have to do something to justify being out 24 hours a day."

English word "begründen"(justify) occurs in sets:

500 most important German verbs 426 - 450
B1 wortschatz 1.1
Ziel-Lektion 3-Verb2
Ziel-Lektion 3-Verb
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