Providing evidence in a trial that proves a suspect’s innocence is an example of vindicate.
A politician who lays out all the reasons he was pushing for a controversial policy is an example of vindicate.
The results of the experiment vindicated her optimism.
A success which vindicated their belief in him.
The violent history of the suspect vindicated the use of force by the police.
Origin of vindicate
- Latin vindicāre vindicāt- from vindex vindic- surety, avenger deik- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition