Definitions for vindicateˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. justify, vindicate(verb)

    show to be right by providing justification or proof

    "vindicate a claim"

  2. vindicate(verb)

    maintain, uphold, or defend

    "vindicate the rights of the citizens"

  3. vindicate(verb)

    clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

    "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"


  1. vindicate(Verb)

    To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.

    to vindicate someone's honor

  2. vindicate(Verb)

    To justify by providing evidence.

    to vindicate a right, claim or title

  3. vindicate(Verb)

    To maintain or defend a cause against opposition.

    to vindicate the rights of labor movement in developing countries

  4. vindicate(Verb)

    To provide justification for.

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

  5. vindicate(Verb)

    To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.

  6. vindicate(Verb)

    To liberate; to set free; to deliver.

  7. vindicate(Verb)

    To avenge; to punish

    A war to vindicate infidelity.

  8. Origin: From vindicatus, perfect passive participle of vindico, from vim, accusative singular of vis, + dico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vindicate(verb)

    to lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim

  2. Vindicate(verb)

    to maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert convincingly; to sustain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title

  3. Vindicate(verb)

    to support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify

  4. Vindicate(verb)

    to maintain, as a law or a cause, by overthrowing enemies

  5. Vindicate(verb)

    to liberate; to set free; to deliver

  6. Vindicate(verb)

    to avenge; to punish; as, a war to vindicate or punish infidelity

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Immanuel Kant:

    Have patience awhile slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.

  2. Immanuel Kant:

    Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.

  3. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.

  4. Kelvin Cochran:

    I ’m not discouraged and I ’m not downtrodden, this is a God thing and He ’s going to do great things and He will vindicate me publicly.

  5. Press Secretary Brian Fallon:

    We again would like to see the government agencies involved in this process to proceed as quickly as possible in conducting a review of the emails, we think it will vindicate all the points we made today on this whole matter.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بررArabic
  • rechtfertigen, verteidigen, beanspruchen, geltend machenGerman
  • reclamar, vindicar, justificar, defender, reivindicarSpanish
  • puhdistaa, osoittaa, puolustaa, vaatia, oikea, perustellaFinnish
  • revendiquer, blanchir, justifier, défendre, réclamer, faire valoir, affirmerFrench
  • rivendicareItalian
  • verantwoorden, blaam zuiveren, rechtvaardigen, opeisen, doen gelden, vrijspreken, verdedigenDutch
  • vindicarPortuguese
  • оправдать, защищатьRussian
  • rättfärdiga, rentvåSwedish

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