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vindicate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
vindicatevin‧di‧cate /ˈvɪndɪkeɪt/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 SCTto prove that someone who was blamed for something is in fact not guilty 🔊 The charges are false, and we are sure we will be vindicated in court.2 PROVEto prove that someone or something is right or true syn justify 🔊 The decision to advertise has been vindicated by the fact that sales have grown.vindication /ˌvɪndɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [singular, uncountable]
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vindicateOnly to Amy did she admit how triumphant she felt, and how vindicated.Retaining all 12 available World Cup players, the faith of the West Indies selectors was thoroughly vindicated.Several tests have fully vindicated Einstein's theory.They vindicated her theory of the adult beginner; they proved what could happen.He left claiming that history would vindicate him.Their Lord had vindicated his people and honored their suffering and their struggles.That a minority did succeed, however, again seemed to vindicate their technique.
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Verb table
vindicate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyvindicate
he, she, itvindicates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyvindicated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave vindicated
he, she, ithas vindicated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad vindicated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill vindicate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have vindicated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam vindicating
he, she, itis vindicating
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you, we, theyare vindicating
Past
I, he, she, itwas vindicating
you, we, theywere vindicating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been vindicating
he, she, ithas been vindicating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been vindicating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be vindicating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been vindicating
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