Desert and Justify


Desert verb - To leave (a cause or party) often in order to take up another.

Justify is an antonym for desert.


Justify verb - To be an acceptable reason for.

Desert is an antonym for justify in legitimize topic.

Common collocations

life desert life justify life
time desert time justify time
times desert times justify times

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / 36 Hours (1965) Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Ernst invokes this to justify shooting Schack to another border guard, saying he tried to desert into Switzerland.
  • Critical Research Failure During development, it was changed to a desert world because the developers thought that a warm climate would justify fanservicey art with Stripperiffically dressed characters.
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