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Definition 1: the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc. - [noun denoting act]

Samples where vindication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • friends provided a vindication of his position

Synonyms for vindication in the sense of this definition

(vindication is a kind of ...) the act of freeing from suspicion

(... is a kind of vindication ) the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning

"the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"

(... is a kind of vindication ) vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation

Definition 2: the justification for some act or belief - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where vindication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

Synonyms for vindication in the sense of this definition

(vindication is a kind of ...) a statement in explanation of some action or belief

(... is a kind of vindication ) a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly

(... is a kind of vindication ) (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question

(... is a kind of vindication ) a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

"he kept finding excuses to stay" "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job" "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"

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