• To clear of an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
  • To justify by providing evidence.
  • To maintain or defend (a cause) against opposition.
  • To provide justification for.
  • To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
  • To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
  • To avenge; to punish


  • Borrowed from Latin vindicātus, perfect passive participle of vindicō, from vim, accusative singular of vīs, + dīcō. See avenge.

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