What does vindicate mean?

Definitions for vindicate
ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪtvin·di·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. justify, vindicateverb

    show to be right by providing justification or proof

    "vindicate a claim"

  2. vindicateverb

    maintain, uphold, or defend

    "vindicate the rights of the citizens"

  3. vindicateverb

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

    "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"

Wiktionary

  1. vindicateverb

    To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.

    to vindicate someone's honor

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

  2. vindicateverb

    To justify by providing evidence.

    to vindicate a right, claim or title

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

  3. vindicateverb

    To maintain or defend a cause against opposition.

    to vindicate the rights of labor movement in developing countries

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

  4. vindicateverb

    To provide justification for.

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

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

  5. vindicateverb

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

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

  6. vindicateverb

    To liberate; to set free; to deliver.

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

  7. vindicateverb

    To avenge; to punish

    A war to vindicate infidelity.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vindicateverb

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

  2. Vindicateverb

    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. Vindicateverb

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

  4. Vindicateverb

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

  5. Vindicateverb

    to liberate; to set free; to deliver

  6. Vindicateverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vindicate

    vin′di-kāt, v.t. to lay claim to: to defend: to maintain by force.—n. Vindicabil′ity.—adj. Vin′dicable, that may be vindicated or defended.—n. Vindicā′tion, act of vindicating: defence: justification: support.—adj. Vin′dicātive, vindicating: tending to vindicate: (Shak.) revengeful, vindictive.—ns. Vin′dicātiveness, vindictiveness; Vin′dicātor, one who vindicates:—fem. Vin′dicātress.—adjs. Vin′dicātory, tending to vindicate: inflicting punishment; Vindic′tive, revengeful.—adv. Vindic′tively.—n. Vindic′tiveness. [L. vindicāre, -ātumvis, vim, power, dicāre, to proclaim, dicĕre, to say; others trace to the root of venia, favour.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vindicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vindicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of vindicate in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Marcus Gillum:

    These records vindicate and add more evidence that at every turn I was paying my own way or was with my family, for all trips, including picking up tickets from my brother, Marcus, who was with a group of his own friends.

  3. Enu Mainigi:

    Throughout her career, Ms. Tolstedt acted with the utmost integrity and concern for doing the right thing, a full and fair examination of the facts will vindicate Carrie.

  4. Steven Witzel:

    While we are disappointed that The SEC filed this action, William Tirrell looks forward to the opportunity to vindicate William Tirrell.

  5. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    Given the nature of the Republican Party, they were never going to convict, no matter what. But we had to do it, because we had to set markers, you had to say that you can't normalize this conduct. This kind of thing The President has done can't be done by The President or by future presidents. You had to vindicate the constitution.

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Translations for vindicate

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  • بررArabic
  • rechtfertigen, verteidigen, beanspruchen, geltend machenGerman
  • pravigiEsperanto
  • reclamar, vindicar, justificar, defender, reivindicarSpanish
  • تصدیق کردنPersian
  • 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
  • แก้ตัวThai
  • 表白Chinese

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