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Synonyms for vindication
ˌvɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃənvin·di·ca·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vindication

    All these words express one's answer to a charge of wrong or error that is or might be made. Apology has undergone a remarkable change from its old sense of a valiant defense — as in Justin Martyr's Apologies for the Christian faith — to its present meaning of humble confession and concession. He who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An apology is for what one has done or left undone; an excuse may be for what one proposes to do or leave undone as well; as, one sends beforehand his excuse for not accepting an invitation; if he should fail either to be present or to excuse himself, an apology would be in order. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse. Plea ranges in sense from a prayer for favor or pardon to an attempt at full vindication. Defense, exculpation, justification, and vindication are more properly antonyms than synonyms of apology in its modern sense, and should be so given, but for their connection with its historic usage. Compare CONFESS; DEFENSE.

    Synonyms:
    acknowledgment, apology, confession, defense, exculpation, excuse, justification, plea

    Antonyms:
    accusation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, imputation, injury, insult, offense, wrong

    Preposition:
    An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vindication, exonerationnoun

    the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.

    "friends provided a vindication of his position"

    Synonyms:
    defence, defense, exoneration

  2. defense, defence, vindicationnoun

    the justification for some act or belief

    "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, defense reaction, defense lawyers, exoneration, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vindicationnoun

    Synonyms:
    justification, plea, defence, excuse, apology

  2. vindicationnoun

    Synonyms:
    assertion, maintenance, support

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vindicationnoun

    Synonyms:
    justification, defense

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "vindication":

    consecration

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#10672justification
#12702plea
#16794confession
#17325apology
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#138745exoneration

How to use vindication in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    What a vindication of the belief that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, what a reminder of what Bobby Kennedy once said, about how small actions can be like pebbles being thrown into a still lake, and ripples of hope cascade outwards and change the world.

  2. Brad PittBut Pitt:

    I see it happen to friends, i see where the one spouse literally can't tell their own part in it, and is still competing with the other in some way and wants to destroy them and needs vindication by destruction, and just wasting years on that hatred. I don't want to live that way.

  3. Kingston Reif:

    Even though this is the first test of the combination, Russia will no doubt claim vindication.

  4. Brad Edwards:

    The vindication the victims received today is the reason we have fought for their rights for more than 10 years.

  5. Melvin DeJesus:

    Walking out, just with the feeling of vindication, it was great, this is the best day of my life.


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