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vindicate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of vindicate

  1. 1 to free from a charge of wrongdoing vowed that the evidence would completely vindicate him Synonyms absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, exculpateRelated Words atone (for), expiate; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden; condone, excuse, whitewash; forgive, pardon, remit; avenge, redress, revengeNear Antonyms accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; convictAntonyms criminate, incriminate

  2. 2 to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of recent discoveries have generally vindicated the physicist's theories Synonyms argue, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, corroborate, substantiate, support, validate, verify, confirmRelated Words avouch, back (up), testify (to), vouch (for), witness; guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, declare, profess; demonstrate, document, establish, prove, reinforce (also reenforce)Near Antonyms contradict, gainsay; deny, disavow, disclaim; challenge, contest, dispute, questionAntonyms disprove, rebut, refute

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