show to be right by providing justification or proof
"vindicate a claim"
maintain, uphold, or defend
"vindicate the rights of the citizens"
clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
"You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
to vindicate someone's honor
To justify by providing evidence.
to vindicate a right, claim or title
To maintain or defend a cause against opposition.
to vindicate the rights of labor movement in developing countries
To provide justification for.
The violent history of the suspect vindicated the use of force by the police.
To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
To avenge; to punish
A war to vindicate infidelity.
Origin: From vindicatus, perfect passive participle of vindico, from vim, accusative singular of vis, + dico.
to lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim
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
to support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify
to maintain, as a law or a cause, by overthrowing enemies
to liberate; to set free; to deliver
to avenge; to punish; as, a war to vindicate or punish infidelity
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -ātum—vis, vim, power, dicāre, to proclaim, dicĕre, to say; others trace to the root of venia, favour.]
The numerical value of vindicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of vindicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We will pursue all remedies to vindicate our First Amendment rights.
Jack Montague intends to sue Yale University to vindicate Jack Montague rights.
He feels very confident that what will ultimately come of this will vindicate him.
Have patience awhile slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
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- rechtfertigen, verteidigen, beanspruchen, geltend machenGerman
- reclamar, vindicar, justificar, defender, reivindicarSpanish
- puhdistaa, osoittaa, puolustaa, vaatia, oikea, perustellaFinnish
- revendiquer, blanchir, justifier, défendre, réclamer, faire valoir, affirmerFrench
- verantwoorden, blaam zuiveren, rechtvaardigen, opeisen, doen gelden, vrijspreken, verdedigenDutch
- оправдать, защищатьRussian
- rättfärdiga, rentvåSwedish
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