What does vindicate mean?

Definitions for vindicate
ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪtvin·di·cate

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. vindicate(Verb)

    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. vindicate(Verb)

    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. vindicate(Verb)

    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. vindicate(Verb)

    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. vindicate(Verb)

    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. vindicate(Verb)

    To liberate; to set free; to deliver.

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

  7. vindicate(Verb)

    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. 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

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. David Daleiden:

    We will pursue all remedies to vindicate our First Amendment rights.

  2. Steven Witzel:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Immanuel Kant:

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

  5. Anthony Fuller:

    He intends to fight the allegations vigorously and we expect the outcome to fully vindicate Mr. Batali.

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Translations for vindicate

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  • 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
  • แก้ตัวThai

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