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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.
But should domestic tyranny oppress us, or the invader's step pollute our soil, still may the Gray Champion come, for he is the type of New England's hereditary spirit; and his shadowy march, on the eve of danger, must ever be the pledge, that New England's sons will vindicate their ancestry.
And thereupon he would get out one or another of his manuscripts, such as "Adventure," and read it over and over in a vain attempt to vindicate the editorial silence.
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But open-government advocates argue that keeping them public helps expose botched calls and vindicate operators accused of mishandling a call.
1 : to free from blame or guilt <The evidence will vindicate her.
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.
This is a substantial settlement, and, if approved, it will vindicate freelance writers who deserve compensation and control for their work in the electronic marketplace.
This standard test could help vindicate metalcasters in disputes over "bad" machinability.
These observations are important not because the etiology of most human obesity has been elucidated--it has not--but because they vindicate an approach to this complex phenotype that emphasizes biology over `will power' and regards body weight as the result of complex interactions between genes and environment rather than a psychological aberration of free will," comments Rudolph L.