The term "Vindicate" means:

  1. To vindicate is defined as to clear someone of criticism or blame.
  2. Vindicate is defined as to justify an opinion or belief.
  3. to clear from criticism, blame, guilt, suspicion, etc.; uphold by evidence or argument
  4. to defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
  5. to serve as justification for; justify: a success which vindicated their belief in him
  6. to lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
  7. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof.
  8. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
  9. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify: The results of the experiment vindicated her optimism.
  10. Obsolete To exact revenge for; avenge.
  11. to free from allegation or blame
  12. CONFIRM, SUBSTANTIATE
  13. to provide justification or defense for
  14. to protect from attack or encroachment
  15. to maintain a right to
  16. obsolete : to set free : DELIVER
  17. to clear from guilt, accusation, blame, etc, as by evidence or argument
  18. to provide justification for: his promotion vindicated his unconventional attitude.
  19. to uphold, maintain, or defend (a cause, etc): to vindicate a claim.
  20. (Law) Roman law to bring an action to regain possession of (property) under claim of legal title
  21. (Historical Terms) Roman law to bring an action to regain possession of (property) under claim of legal title
  22. rare to claim, as for oneself or another
  23. obsolete to take revenge on or for; punish
  24. obsolete to set free
  25. to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like:
  26. to vindicate someone's honor.
  27. to afford justification for; justify:
  28. To help to justify.
  29. Subsequent events vindicated his policy.
  30. to uphold or justify by argument or evidence:
  31. to vindicate a claim.
  32. to assert, maintain, or defend (a right, cause, etc.) against opposition.
  33. to claim for oneself or another.
  34. Roman and Civil Law. to regain possession, under claim of title of property through legal procedure, or to assert one's right to possession.
  35. to clear, as from an accusation or suspicion: to vindicate someone's honor.
  36. to afford justification for; justify.
  37. to uphold or justify by argument or evidence.
  38. to maintain or defend against opposition.
  39. to claim for oneself or another.
  40. Obsolete. to free.
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