v. clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend
The lawyer's goal was to vindicate her client and prove him innocent on all charges.
Sentence in Classic:
I am here obliged to vindicate the reputation of an excellent lady, who was an innocent sufferer upon my account.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
I am not wont to be baffled in my enterprises, nor needs a Norman noble scrupulously to vindicate his conduct to the Saxon maiden whom he distinguishes by the offer of his hand.
It were impossible to say what violent assertion the stubborn Hawkeye would have next made, in his headlong wish to vindicate his identity, had not the aged Delaware once more interposed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
I knew that I was right, and that time and the sober second thought of the people would vindicate me.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
Miss Bart made this announcement in the tone of one who presents, with careless assurance, a complete vindication; but Mrs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The archer vindicated their opinion of his skill: his arrow split the willow rod against which it was aimed.