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vindicate

verb [T]  /ˈvɪn·dɪˌkeɪt/ us  
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
noun [C/U]  /ˌvɪn·dɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ us  
[U] They are hoping for vindication in court.
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