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Definition of Vindicate


  1. To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
  2. To maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert convincingly; to sustain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title.
  3. To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify.
  4. To maintain, as a law or a cause, by overthrowing enemies.
  5. To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
  6. To avenge; to punish; as, a war to vindicate or punish infidelity.

Vindicate Quotations

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.
Mason Cooley

Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
Randall Terry

Jesus Christ... came into the world to vindicate the infinite worth of God's holiness which had been desecrated by our sin and which seemed... to be taken lightly because it was being passed over for nothing more than the blood of bulls.
John Piper

I hope to God that the inner strength that will vindicate my deeds will in good time spring forth from my own people. I have done as I had to on the prompting of my inner voice.
Kurt Huber
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Vindicate Translations

vindicate in German is verteidigen, rechtfertigen
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