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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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The license which I would here vindicate, is so necessary to the execution of my plan, that I will crave your patience while I illustrate my argument a little farther.
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 vindicates no right, it aspires to no real good, it brands no crime, it proposes no generous policy; it does not build, nor write, nor cherish the arts, nor foster religion, nor establish schools, nor encourage science, nor emancipate the slave, nor befriend the poor, or the Indian, or the immigrant.
Those directions which are in the form of interim orders vindicate the stand of Congress party and other patriotic forces.
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin believes the trial of his former president Datuk Seri Najib Razak will vindicate the Malay nationalist party in the court of public opinion.
'I know I won, that I am confident of, and I know this exercise will vindicate me and restore my victory.
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Ukraine has instituted arbitration proceedings against the Russian Federation under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to vindicate its rights as the coastal state in maritime zones adjacent to Crimea in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait.
But open-government advocates argue that keeping them public helps expose botched calls and vindicate operators accused of mishandling a call.
Byline: Salafi MP who faces prosecution over anti-Shiite remarks says nation will vindicate him
1 : to free from blame or guilt <The evidence will vindicate her.>
Not for David a costly law court case, but an appeal to God to vindicate him.
The Bush administration, seeking to vindicate its doctrine of unlimited executive power, complained that Judge Luttig's ruling "defies both law and logic," and was "an unwarranted attack on the exercise of executive discretion." The Supreme Court, in ordering the transfer, indicated that it would examine the broader issues raised by Padilla's detention "in due course."
In opposing the order, the school board did not object to Hall's request that he not be required to pay any portion of its legal costs, which are estimated at $150,000 [LifeSiteNews.com, June 29, 2005]; instead, it objected to being denied its "day in court," a chance to vindicate its position in this matter.