- 1vindicate something to prove that something is true or that you were right to do something, especially when other people had a different opinion synonym justify I have every confidence that this decision will be fully vindicated.
- 2vindicate somebody to prove that someone is not guilty when they have been accused of doing something wrong or illegal New evidence emerged, vindicating him completely.
NAmE//ˈvɪndəˌkeɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vindicate
he / she / it vindicates
past simple vindicated
-ing form vindicating
vindicationjump to other results
NAmE//ˌvɪndəˈkeɪʃn//noun [uncountable, singular] Antinuclear protesters regarded the Chernobyl accident as a clear vindication of their campaign.