verb (used with object), vin·di·cat·ed, vin·di·cat·ing.
Origin of vindicate
Synonyms for vindicate
Examples from the Web for self-vindicating
Contemporary Examples of self-vindicating
But it was the Obama administration itself that opened wide the gates for this self-vindicating return.Cheney Wins
August 30, 2009
Word Origin for vindicate
1620s, "to avenge or revenge," from Latin vindicatus, past participle of vindicare (see vindication). Meaning "to clear from censure or doubt, by means of demonstration" is recorded from 1630s. Related: Vindicated, vindicating.