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synonyms for vindicate

  • absolve
  • acquit
  • corroborate
  • defend
  • disprove
  • exonerate
  • justify
  • prove
  • refute
  • substantiate
  • uphold
  • advocate
  • argue
  • assert
  • claim
  • clear
  • confute
  • contend
  • establish
  • exculpate
  • excuse
  • extenuate
  • free
  • guard
  • maintain
  • protect
  • rationalize
  • rehabilitate
  • second
  • shield
  • support
  • warrant
  • whitewash
  • bear out
  • disculpate
  • do justice to
  • free from blame
  • plead for
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antonyms for vindicate

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  • blame
  • charge
  • condemn
  • convict
  • deny
  • incriminate
  • sentence
  • attack
  • desert
  • destroy
  • forget
  • hurt
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • oppose
  • reject
  • ruin
  • accuse
  • punish
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How to use vindicate in a sentence

Barrios said Monday that his opponent, San Diego Community College Trustee Sean Elo-Rivera, was behind the allegations of financial impropriety, but erroneously claimed that he had already been vindicated by four different organizations.
GÓMEZ ‘PAUSING’ BARRIOS SUPPORT AMID CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 26, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Late Monday, Barrios issued a press release defending himself, in which he made four specific claims about the various entities that had already vindicated him of the charges.
MORNING REPORT: NURSING HOME OVERSIGHT FALTERSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOAUGUST 26, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
After the Union-Tribune reported he was under criminal investigation, Kelvin Barrios, a candidate in the District 9 City Council race, issued a press release announcing four ways in which he had been vindicated.
BARRIOS MAKES DUBIOUS CLAIMS ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO HIS SPENDINGJESSE MARXAUGUST 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Let’s go after the bad guys, even those who committed these violations two or three years ago, beyond the previous statute of limitations, and make sure that the consumer interest is vindicated here.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? (EP. 406)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 20, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Maybe at some level, we may be drawn to those stories perhaps because they may seem to vindicate our own failures to intervene in some cases.
5 PSYCHOLOGY TERMS YOU’RE PROBABLY MISUSING (EP. 334 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJANUARY 9, 2020FREAKONOMICS
I thought it not convenient to vindicate him much now, but time will serve when I will do it, and I am bound to do it.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
She could not vindicate her friend without criminating her father.
THE TWO ADMIRALSJ. FENIMORE COOPER
But I cannot vindicate Kingston society against the charge of surpassing dulness.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 4, NO 3, SEPTEMBER 1863VARIOUS
I write this story not to vindicate my own wit nor to point out new paths for human thought to follow.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
In this manner did Providence take the cunning persecutor in his own snare, and vindicate the cause of his oppressed people.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
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