vindicate (vindicates, present participle vindicating; past and past participle vindicated)
- (transitive) To clear of an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
- to vindicate someone's honor
- (transitive) To justify by providing evidence.
- to vindicate a right, claim or title
- Also see: United National Congress ↗, Trinidad and Tobago
- Kamla Persad Bissessar: " We have been vindicated, but it is a victory for the people"
- (transitive) To maintain or defend (a cause) against opposition.
- to vindicate the rights of labor movement in developing countries
- (transitive) To provide justification for.
- The violent history of the suspect vindicated the use of force by the police.
- (transitive) To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
- (transitive, obsolete) To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
- (transitive, obsolete) To avenge; to punish
- a war to vindicate infidelity
- French: blanchir
- German: rechtfertigen, verteidigen, reinwaschen, rehabilitieren, entlasten
- Russian: опра́вдывать
- Spanish: vindicar
- French: défendre, revendiquer, affirmer
- German: verteidigen, einstehen für, verfechten
- Russian: защища́ть
- Spanish: defender