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1. absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated

freed from any question of guilt

Example Sentences:
'is absolved from all blame'
'was now clear of the charge of cowardice'
'his official honor is vindicated'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to clear from guilt, accusation, blame, etc, as by evidence or argument
to provide justification for
his promotion vindicated his unconventional attitude
to uphold, maintain, or defend (a cause, etc)
to vindicate a claim
4. Roman law
to bring an action to regain possession of (property) under claim of legal title
5. rare
to claim, as for oneself or another
6. obsolete
to take revenge on or for; punish
7. obsolete
to set free

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈvindiˌcated or ˈvindiˌcating
to clear from criticism, blame, guilt, suspicion, etc.; uphold by evidence or argument
to defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
to serve as justification for; justify
a success which vindicated their belief in him
to lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
5.  Obsolete
to avenge
to punish

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tr.v. vin·di·cat·ed, vin·di·cat·ing, vin·di·cates
1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof: "Our society permits people to sue for libel so that they may vindicate their reputations" (Irving R. Kaufman).
2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
3. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify: The results of the experiment vindicated her optimism.
4. Obsolete To exact revenge for; avenge.

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