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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a harsh rebuke

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