from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof.
- transitive verb To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
- transitive verb To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify.
- transitive verb Obsolete To exact revenge for; avenge.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To assert a right to; lay claim to; claim.
- To defend or support against an enemy; maintain the cause or rights of; deliver from wrong, oppression, or the like; clear from censure, or the like: as, to
- To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; defend; justify.
- To avenge; punish; retaliate.
- Synonyms and Assert, Defend, Maintain, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb rare To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
- transitive verb To maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert convincingly; to sustain against assault.
- transitive verb To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify.
- transitive verb To maintain, as a law or a cause, by overthrowing enemies.
- transitive verb obsolete To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
- transitive verb obsolete To avenge; to punish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
clearfrom an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
- verb To
justifyby providing evidence.
- verb To
maintainor defenda cause against opposition.
- verb To provide justification for.
- verb To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to
- verb obsolete To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
- verb obsolete To
avenge; to punish
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
- verb maintain, uphold, or defend
- verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
While he said he doesn't like to "use the word vindicate," Feldstein, who turns 72 next week, said he recently reviewed his euro-skeptic articles and "thought they were pretty much on target, even though they were written 20 years ago."
Rome was still the lawful mistress of the world: the pope and the emperor, the bishop and general, had abdicated their station by an inglorious retreat to the Rhone and the Danube; but if she could resume her virtue, the republic might again vindicate her liberty and dominion.
Later the same day, the-then White House counsel pressed the Justice Department's second highest ranking official to issue a statement that would "vindicate" Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona.
How does float within the MOE "vindicate" the McCain campaign that last's poll was an outlier?
Wednesday Lee Cheuk-yan, a prodemocracy legislator, introduced a nonbinding motion to remember the crackdown and "vindicate" the student movement.
Its only purpose can be to do one of three things: self - "vindicate" bad loser revenge, sell products, such as advertising on Fox News, books, speaking tours etc. and/or troll for the unhinged on a "fishing expedition" for tomorrow's assassins.
KURTZ: But that goes to the broader point, which is one of the reasons this story has resonated, there is a widespread belief among critics, the BBC was sort of against the war, its reporting has been biased, and that they seized on this weapons of mass destruction story to kind of vindicate their point of view.
A default judgment would in no way "vindicate" Jones if the President's stated reason for refusing further to defend the suit was the (by now all-too-obvious) fact that defending would demean his office and unduly distract him from doing the people's work.
As Professor Edmundson further points out, even though a default judgment would not "vindicate" Ms. Jones, if accompanied by a statement that the President chose not to demean his office by defending such a civil suit, there would be a question of public reaction.
In a single instance, he admits the estimate of Bernal Diaz, who puts the loss sustained by the Indians in a battle at eight hundred; while Las Casas, whose corrections of other writers Mr. Wilson professes to "vindicate," says the loss of the Indians on this occasion amounted to thirty thousand.