vindicate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈvɪndɪkeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyvindicate
he/she/itvindicates
present participlevindicating
past tensevindicated
past participlevindicated
  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 favour.

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

    1. a.

derived word

vindication

 

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/ˌvɪndɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularvindication
pluralvindications