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English definition of “vindicate”

vindicate

verb [T]    /ˈvɪn·dɪˌkeɪt/
to show something to have been right or true, or to show someone to be free from guilt or blame: The decision to include Morris on the team was vindicated when he scored three touchdowns. vindication    /ˌvɪn·dɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] They are hoping for vindication in court.
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