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verb [transitive] vindicate pronunciation in American English /ˈvɪndɪˌkeɪt/
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present tense
present participlevindicating
past tensevindicated
past participlevindicated
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  1. to prove that someone is right, or that something they said, did, or decided was right, especially when most people believed they were wrong

    I feel vindicated now since the court ruled in my favor.

    The latest research vindicates what we’ve been arguing for years.

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 vindicate pronunciation in American English /ˌvɪndɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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