Complete Definition of "vindicate"

English

Etymology
From Latin vindicÄre (to claim, protect, avenge, or punish) < vis (force) + dicere (say).

Verb
en-verb|vindicates|vindicating|vindicated

  1. To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.

#:to vindicate someone's honor

  1. To justify by providing evidence.

#:to vindicate a right, claim or title

  1. To maintain or defend a cause against opposition.

#:to vindicate the rights of labor movement in developing countries

  1. To provide justification for.

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

  1. To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
  2. obsolete To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
  3. obsolete To avenge; to punish

#:A war to vindicate infidelity.

Translations
trans-top|to clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism
Finnish: t+|fi|puhdistaa
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trans-top|to justify by providing evidence
Finnish: t|fi|perustella
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trans-top|to maintain or defend a cause against opposition
Finnish: t-|fi|puolustaa
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trans-top|to provide justification
Finnish: t+|fi|osoittaa t+|fi|oikea|alt=oikeaksi
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trans-top|to claim
Finnish: t+|fi|vaatia
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