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justify

[′jəs·tə‚fī]
(computer science)
To shift data so that they assume a particular position relative to one or more reference points, lines, or marks in a storage medium.

justify

(1) To shift the contents of a field or register to the right or left.

(2) To align text evenly between left and right margins.
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These justifiers, such as pleasure, stress relief, education, to beautify the home or self, entertainment, and so on, are used as rational excuses to give consumers permission to buy.
To give themselves permission to make sometimes extravagant, emotional-based purchases, consumers use justifiers that rationalize the purchase.
This comprehensive study of consumers has resulted in identification of 14 different justifiers that explain the underlying motivations driving consumer purchases.