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vindicate someone of something

to clear or acquit someone of something. The police sought to vindicate Donald of the charges. They vindicated themselves of the charges with a clear alibi.
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Adieu, my dear friend; I have said enough to explain, if not to vindicate, the attempt which I have made, and which, in spite of your doubts, and my own incapacity, I am still willing to believe has not been altogether made in vain.
It is scarcely the province of an author to refute the arguments of his censors and vindicate his own productions; but I may be allowed to make here a few observations with which I would have prefaced the first edition, had I foreseen the necessity of such precautions against the misapprehensions of those who would read it with a prejudiced mind or be content to judge it by a hasty glance.
The meeting was opened by the governor, who made a speech to the nobles, urging them to elect the public functionaries, not from regard for persons, but for the service and welfare of their fatherland, and hoping that the honorable nobility of the Kashinsky province would, as at all former elections, hold their duty as sacred, and vindicate the exalted confidence of the monarch.
Mine to vindicate through all risks and all sacrifices--through the hopeless struggle against Rank and Power, through the long fight with armed deceit and fortified Success, through the waste of my reputation, through the loss of my friends, through the hazard of my life.
Before the public he would have liked to vindicate the efficiency of his department by establishing the identity of that man.
I have lived long," commenced the trapper, who found, by the general pause, that he was expected to vindicate himself from the heavy imputation, "and much evil have I seen in my day.
Oh, yes," said Maggie, reviving a little in the desire to vindicate the variety of her reading.
Indeed, under the ruling, the fundamental, statutory right to file amended returns is sacrificed to vindicate a rigid accounting rule in circumstances where the result, by definition, will be to reflect income less clearly.
The evidence, reported this week in Baltimore at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union, appears to vindicate, at least in part, the ideas of Louis A.
These figures vindicate the decisions we took in the teeth of Tory criticism.
We do not wish this woman any ill will but we wanted to vindicate Michael and we have done.
Abdallah Farrukh is a SLAPP - or strategic lawsuit against public participation - which is brought to obtain an economic advantage over a defendant, not to vindicate a legal right of the plaintiff, attorneys for Farrukh said in court papers.
Vargo said the recent waves of good news vindicate the vision the founders and employees had for the new bank, where customer care is king.
Despite the existence of a federal court order enjoining certain conduct by USST SMNA believes that continuing activities of USST left SMNA no recourse but to institute its own antitrust action in order to protect competition in the marketplace in which it operates and to vindicate its legal rights.
in a move that helps vindicate Co-Chairman Laurence Tisch's bear-market investment strategy, made a bet earlier this year designed to profit from slumping shares of Burbank-based Walt Disney Co.