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Another word for vindicate

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Verb
  1. To free from a charge or imputation of guilt

    See also:

    law

  2. To support against arguments, attack, or criticism

      1. To keep up or carry on; continue:
      2. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
      3. To keep in a condition of good repair or efficiency:
      1. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
      2. To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.
      3. To demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken).
      1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
      2. To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
      3. To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
      1. To make excuse for or regretful acknowledgment of a fault or offense.
      2. To make a formal defense or justification in speech or writing.
  3. To show to be just, right, or valid

      1. To explain rationally:
      2. To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
      3. To dismiss or minimize the significance of (something) by means of an explanation or excuse:
      1. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
      2. To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.
      3. To demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken).
      1. To make allowance for; overlook or forgive:
      2. To grant pardon to; forgive:
      3. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
    See also:

    right

  4. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example)

      1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      2. To take in a violent manner as if by right:
      3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain:
      1. To state or express positively; affirm:
      2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
      3. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
    See also:

    attack

  5. To exact revenge for or from

Another word for vindicate

Verb
  1. To clear

      1. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
      2. To relieve of a requirement or obligation.
      3. To grant a remission of sin to.
      1. Not imprisoned or confined:
      2. Not controlled by obligation or the will of another:
      3. Not controlled by another country or political power; independent:
      1. To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
      2. To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner:
      3. To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
  2. To defend

    See also:

    defend

  3. To justify