Vindicate definitions

vĭn'dĭ-kāt'
To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof.
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To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
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To clear from criticism, blame, guilt, suspicion, etc.; uphold by evidence or argument.
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To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify.

The results of the experiment vindicated her optimism.

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To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition.
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To exact revenge for; avenge.
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To serve as justification for; justify.

A success which vindicated their belief in him.

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To lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
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To vindicate is defined as to clear someone of criticism or blame.

Providing evidence in a trial that proves a suspect’s innocence is an example of vindicate.

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Vindicate is defined as to justify an opinion or belief.

A politician who lays out all the reasons he was pushing for a controversial policy is an example of vindicate.

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To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.

To vindicate someone's honor.

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To justify by providing evidence.

To vindicate a right, claim or title.

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To maintain or defend a cause against opposition.

To vindicate the rights of labor movement in developing countries.

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To provide justification for.

The violent history of the suspect vindicated the use of force by the police.

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To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
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Origin of vindicate

From Latin vindicātus, perfect passive participle of vindicō (“lay legal claim to something; set free; protect, avenge, punish"), from vim, accusative singular of vÄ«s (“force, power"), + dÄ«cō (“say; declare, state").