Definition of Do justice

1. Verb. Bring out fully or to advantage. "This photograph does not do her justice"

Generic synonyms: Show

2. Verb. Show due and full appreciation. "The diners did the food and wine justice"
Generic synonyms: Appreciate, Prize, Treasure, Value

Definition of Do justice

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To really allow to be apprehended in its full scope. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Do Justice

do away with
do battle
do business
do by
do dos
do down
do drugs
do for
do good
do in
do it tough
do it yourself
do justice (current term)
do loop
do me a lemon
do not disturb
do not enter
do not want
do off
do one
do one's best
do one's bit
do one's block
do one's damnedest
do one's darnedest
do one's nut

Literary usage of Do justice

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"... with better notions than his elocution would do justice to, he intended to value him very highly. It was impossible for many of the others not to smile. ..."

2. The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1867)
"CHAP. XVIII. g 349. Those who have given cause for reprisals ought to indemnify those who suffer by them. I 350. What may be deemed a refusal to do justice. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Richard Davis Craig, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Thomas Jodrell Phillips (1842)
"... so as to enable the Court to do justice to the Defendant, in the event of the Plaintiff's failing to make out his case at the hearing. COTMAN v. ORTON. ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... I am ill- fitted to do justice to it. "Lead kindly Light" has forced its way into every hymn- book and heart. Those who go, and those who do not go to ..."

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