Definition of “vindicate” - English Dictionary

“vindicate” in British English

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vindicateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvɪn.dɪ.keɪt/ us /ˈvɪn.də.keɪt/
vindication
noun [ S or U ] uk /ˌvɪn.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌvɪn.dəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

The army's victory is being seen as (a) vindication of their tactics.

(Definition of “vindicate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“vindicate” in American English

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vindicateverb [ T ]

us /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
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌvɪn·dɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

[ U ] They are hoping for vindication in court.

(Definition of “vindicate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)