verb (used with object), vin·di·cat·ed, vin·di·cat·ing.
Origin of vindicate
Synonyms for vindicate
Related Words for vindicatorenthusiast, exponent, patron, partisan, advocate, backer, defender, protector, supporter, hero, winner, challenger, champ, medalist, champion, spokesperson, subscriber, second, friend, expounder
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Contemporary Examples of vindicator
The late-life Vidal presented himself as a national conscience, a vindicator of small r-republican ideals against imperial excess.Gore Vidal, 1925-2012
August 1, 2012
The Youngstown Vindicator named 2011 the “Year of the Earthquakes” in Mahoning County.Youngstown Rocks: Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in Ohio?
January 3, 2012
Historical Examples of vindicator
He is a novelist as well as the historian and vindicator of his country.
And yet the vindicator of Floyd intends, we are told, to vindicate himself!
She drive his benefactor, her grandsire's vindicator, from his own hearth!What Will He Do With It, Complete
If so, all women should honour Vashti as the vindicator of their dues.Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
A discoverer and colonist; a vindicator of some part at least of America from Spanish claims?Sir Walter Raleigh and his Time
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.