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VINDICATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vindicate mean? 

VINDICATE (verb)
  The verb VINDICATE has 3 senses:

1. show to be right by providing justification or proof
2. maintain, uphold, or defend
3. clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

  Familiarity information: VINDICATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VINDICATE (verb)


Sense 1vindicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show to be right by providing justification or proof

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

vindicate; justify

Context example:

vindicate a claim

Hypernyms (to "vindicate" is one way to...):

maintain; uphold (support against an opponent)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vindicate"):

excuse; explain (serve as a reason or cause or justification of)

legitimate (show or affirm to be just and legitimate)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2vindicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Maintain, uphold, or defend

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

vindicate the rights of the citizens

Hypernyms (to "vindicate" is one way to...):

defend; maintain (state or assert)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3vindicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel

Hypernyms (to "vindicate" is one way to...):

acquit; assoil; clear; discharge; exculpate; exonerate (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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