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Synonyms for vindicate
ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪtvin·di·cate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. vindicate

    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.

    Synonyms:
    avenge, punish, retaliate, revenge, visit

    Preposition:
    Avenge on or upon (rarely, avenge oneself of) a wrong-doer.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. vindicate

    Synonyms:
    assert, maintain, uphold, clear, support, defend, claim, substantiate, justify, establish

    Antonyms:
    waive, abandon, surrender, forego, disprove, disestablish, neutralize, nullify, destroy, subvert, annul, vitiate

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. justify, vindicateverb

    show to be right by providing justification or proof

    "vindicate a claim"

    Synonyms:
    rationalize, absolve, free, apologise, excuse, rationalise, apologize, warrant, justify

  2. vindicateverb

    maintain, uphold, or defend

    "vindicate the rights of the citizens"

    Synonyms:
    justify

  3. vindicateverb

    clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

    "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"

    Synonyms:
    justify

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vindicateverb

    Synonyms:
    justify, defend, uphold, speak for, contend for

  2. vindicateverb

    Synonyms:
    assert, maintain, support, stand by, make good

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vindicateverb

    Synonyms:
    justify

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "vindicate":

    assert

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How to use vindicate in a sentence?

  1. John Hunter:

    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.

  2. Paul Jonna:

    SDUSD should promptly revise its policy to include religious exemptions for students. Otherwise, we are confident that we will fully vindicate our clients’ rights either in the Ninth Circuit or in the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.

  3. Sean Spicer:

    He feels very confident that what will ultimately come of this will vindicate him.

  4. Marcus Gillum:

    These records vindicate and add more evidence that at every turn I was paying my own way or was with my family, for all trips, including picking up tickets from my brother, Marcus, who was with a group of his own friends.

  5. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    Given the nature of the Republican Party, they were never going to convict, no matter what. But we had to do it, because we had to set markers, you had to say that you can't normalize this conduct. This kind of thing The President has done can't be done by The President or by future presidents. You had to vindicate the constitution.


Translations for vindicate

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  • بررArabic
  • rechtfertigen, geltend machen, verteidigen, beanspruchenGerman
  • pravigiEsperanto
  • defender, justificar, vindicar, reclamar, reivindicarSpanish
  • تصدیق کردنPersian
  • puolustaa, vaatia, perustella, oikea, puhdistaa, osoittaaFinnish
  • défendre, affirmer, faire valoir, réclamer, revendiquer, justifier, blanchirFrench
  • rivendicareItalian
  • 변호하다Korean
  • verdedigen, verantwoorden, blaam zuiveren, rechtvaardigen, opeisen, doen gelden, vrijsprekenDutch
  • vindicarPortuguese
  • защищать, оправдатьRussian
  • rentvå, rättfärdigaSwedish
  • แก้ตัวThai
  • 表白Chinese

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