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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. vindicationnoun

    Synonyms:
    justification, plea, defence, excuse, apology

  2. vindicationnoun

    Synonyms:
    assertion, maintenance, support

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vindicationnoun

    Synonyms:
    justification, defense

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vindication":

    consecration

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How to use vindication in a sentence?

  1. Shea Wilkes:

    This is vindication for myself and other whistleblowers who won’t back down when the VA tries to intimidate us, the VA was after me but ran into someone who wouldn’t be bullied.

  2. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta:

    I ask you all to join me in supporting my deputy and his co-accused as they also await their overdue vindication.

  3. Read MoreCNN:

    My vindication comes at a 15 year cost, but what has been gained could not be measured, i never wanted another Police Officer to go through what I had gone through for doing the right thing.

  4. Koon Chow:

    Because of what they've done, getting households to repay Swiss franc loans early, providing them with a hedging mechanism the adjustment cost has been priced in and hedged, it's been a vindication of Hungary's intent.

  5. Brad Edwards:

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

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