Verb vindicate has 3 senses
  1. justify, vindicate - show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"
    --1 is one way to uphold, maintain
    Derived forms: noun vindication2, noun vindicator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. vindicate - maintain, uphold, or defend; "vindicate the rights of the citizens"
    --2 is one way to
    maintain, defend
    Derived forms: noun vindicator1, noun vindication2, noun vindication1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. vindicate - clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
    --3 is one way to
    acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody