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verb (vindicates, vindicating, vindicated)
  1. To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
to someone's honor
  1. To justify by providing evidence.
to a right, claim or title
  1. To maintain or defend a cause against opposition.
to 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 infidelity.
    Etymology: From Latin vindicÄre (to claim, protect, avenge, or punish) < vis (force) + dicere (say).

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