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VINDICATE

1. To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim. "Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain? The birds of sky shall vindicate their grain." (Pope) 2. To sustain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert convincingly; to maintain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title. 3. To support or sustain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify. "When the respondent denies any proposition, the opponent should directly vindicate . . . That proposition." (I. Watts) "Laugh where we should, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man." (Pope) 4. To sustain, as a law or a reason, by overthrowing enemies. 5. To liberate; to set free; to deliver. "I am confident he deserves many more That vindicates his country from a tyrant Than he that saves a citizen." (Massinger) 6. To avenge; to punish; as, a war to vindicate or punish infidelity. "God is more powerful to exact subjection and to vindicate rebellion." (Bp. Pearson) Synonym: To assert, sustain, claim. See Assert. Origin: L. Vindicatus, p. P. Of vindicare to lay claim to, defend, avenge. See Vengeance. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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