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[kawst-juhs-tuh-fahy, kost-] /ˈkɔstˌdʒʌs təˌfaɪ, ˈkɒst-/
verb (used with object), cost-justified, cost-justifying.
to justify the allotment or spending of a specific sum of money for (an investment, procurement, etc.).
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cost-justifiable, adjective Unabridged
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  • For many such airports, it will be difficult to raise the money to build such connections, or even to cost-justify doing so.

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