the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
"friends provided a vindication of his position"
defense, defence, vindication(noun)
the justification for some act or belief
"he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.
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It's a long-awaited vindication of fundamental antitrust principles, it establishes a roadmap for similar allegations in other cases involving benchmark rate-fixing by financial institutions.
It's sad to see when somebody who has attained a certain level of public stature, and even admiration, tarnishes that legacy so thoroughly, and the truth is, I don't take any joy, or vindication, or satisfaction from that. I think, really, the only thing that I feel is I feel sorry for Rudy Giuliani today.
When I saw the Sinclar decision come down, I saw it as a vindication of our changes.
Vindication of sorts is a good way to put it.
Total exoneration. Complete vindication.
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- justificación, vindicaciónSpanish
- pemulihan nama baikIndonesian
- 支持, 立証, 証拠, 擁護Japanese
- justificação, ReivindicaçãoPortuguese
- доказательство, оправдание, обоснование, реабилитация, виндикацияRussian
- doğrulama, kanıtlama, teyitTurkish
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