vindicate (someone or oneself) of (something)

vindicate (someone or oneself) of (something)

To clear someone or oneself of some guilt, accusation, blame, suspicion, etc.; to affirm or uphold someone's or one's own innocence or justification regarding something. This ruling vindicates him of criminal charges that extend back into the early 90s. I know she's eager to vindicate herself of the accusations laid against her. The soldiers were vindicated of using force to suppress rioters.
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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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