show to be right by providing justification or proof
"vindicate a claim"
maintain, uphold, or defend
"vindicate the rights of the citizens"
clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
"You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Avenge and revenge, once close synonyms, are now far apart in meaning. To avenge is to visit some offense with punishment, in order to vindicate the righteous, or to uphold and illustrate the right by the suffering or destruction of the wicked. "And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian," Acts vii, 24. To revenge is to inflict harm or suffering upon another through personal anger and resentment at something done to ourselves. Avenge is unselfish; revenge is selfish. Revenge, according to present usage, could not be said of God. To retaliate may be necessary for self-defense, without the idea of revenge. Compare REVENGE.
Avenge on or upon (rarely, avenge oneself of) a wrong-doer.
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How to use vindicate in a sentence?
Jack Montague intends to sue Yale University to vindicate Jack Montague rights.
Defeated enemies in battle have to confess the superiority of their captors, but this does not give them citizenship in that country. This is why as ambassadors for Christ we beseech people to be reconciled to God by faith in Christ now. If they confess Him as Lord with a heart of faith--now, while the doors of salvation are wide open, they will be saved (Rom. 109,10). Later they are forced to confess His Lordship to vindicate Christ's righteous judgment of them and the worthiness of their eternal doom. Confession does not bring the confessor salvation. It is too late, for the 'accepted time' for salvation has forever passed.
These types of impeachments must end, you will vindicate the right to vote, you will vindicate The Constitution, you will vindicate the rule of law by rejecting these articles. And I ask you to do that on a bipartisan basis this week and end the era of impeachment, once and for all.
Mr. Howerton is ready and eager to vindicate himself in court. He’s innocent of the charges, and he’s doing the right thing. If someone has a warrant out for his arrest, then he needs to turn himself in.
Throughout her career, Ms. Tolstedt acted with the utmost integrity and concern for doing the right thing, a full and fair examination of the facts will vindicate Carrie.
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- rechtfertigen, verteidigen, beanspruchen, geltend machenGerman
- reclamar, vindicar, justificar, defender, reivindicarSpanish
- تصدیق کردنPersian
- puhdistaa, osoittaa, puolustaa, vaatia, oikea, perustellaFinnish
- revendiquer, blanchir, justifier, défendre, réclamer, faire valoir, affirmerFrench
- verantwoorden, blaam zuiveren, rechtvaardigen, opeisen, doen gelden, vrijspreken, verdedigenDutch
- оправдать, защищатьRussian
- rättfärdiga, rentvåSwedish
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