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Synonyms for vindicateˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. justify, vindicate(verb)

    show to be right by providing justification or proof

    Synonyms:
    rationalize, absolve, free, apologise, excuse, rationalise, vindicate, apologize, warrant, justify

  2. vindicate(verb)

    maintain, uphold, or defend

    Synonyms:
    justify

  3. vindicate(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    justify

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vindicate

    Avenge and revenge, once close synonyms, are now far apart in meaning. To avenge is to visit some offense with punishment, in order to vindicate the righteous, or to uphold and illustrate the right by the suffering or destruction of the wicked. "And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian," Acts vii, 24. To revenge is to inflict harm or suffering upon another through personal anger and resentment at something done to ourselves. Avenge is unselfish; revenge is selfish. Revenge, according to present usage, could not be said of God. To retaliate may be necessary for self-defense, without the idea of revenge. Compare REVENGE.

    Synonyms:
    avenge, punish, retaliate, revenge, visit

    Preposition:
    Avenge on or upon (rarely, avenge oneself of) a wrong-doer.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vindicate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    justify, defend, uphold, speak for, contend for

  2. vindicate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assert, maintain, support, stand by, make good

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

assert


Translations for vindicate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بررArabic
  • rechtfertigen, verteidigen, beanspruchen, geltend machenGerman
  • reclamar, vindicar, justificar, defender, reivindicarSpanish
  • puhdistaa, osoittaa, puolustaa, vaatia, oikea, perustellaFinnish
  • revendiquer, blanchir, justifier, défendre, réclamer, faire valoir, affirmerFrench
  • rivendicareItalian
  • verantwoorden, blaam zuiveren, rechtvaardigen, opeisen, doen gelden, vrijspreken, verdedigenDutch
  • vindicarPortuguese
  • оправдать, защищатьRussian
  • rättfärdiga, rentvåSwedish

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