the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
(v. t.) To avenge; to punish; as, a war to vindicate or punish infidelity.
(v. t.) To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
(v. t.) To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
(v. t.) To maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert convincingly; to sustain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title.
(v. t.) To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify.
(v. t.) To maintain, as a law or a cause, by overthrowing enemies.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Vindicate'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​v/vindicate.html. 1828.