vindicate

[ vin-di-keyt ]
/ ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), vin·di·cat·ed, vin·di·cat·ing.

Origin of vindicate

1525–35; < Latin vindicātus (past participle of vindicāre to lay legal claim to (property), to free (someone) from servitude (by claiming him as free), to protect, avenge, punish), equivalent to vindic- (stem of vindex claimant, protector, avenger) + -ātus -ate1

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vindicate

/ (ˈvɪndɪˌkeɪt) /

verb (tr)

Derived Forms

vindicator, nounvindicatory, adjective

Word Origin for vindicate

C17: from Latin vindicāre, from vindex claimant
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