HyperDic: vindication

English > 2 senses of the word vindication:
NOUNactvindication, exonerationthe act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
communicationvindication, defense, defencethe justification for some act or belief
vindication > pronunciation
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English > vindication: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc..
Example"friends provided a vindication of his position"
NarrowerjustificationThe act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning
rehabilitationvindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation
BroaderclearingThe act of freeing from suspicion
Spanishexculpación, exoneración
Catalanexculpació, exoneració
Verbsvindicatemaintain, uphold, or defend
English > vindication: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe justification for some act or belief.
Synonymsdefense, defence
Narroweralibi(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
apology, apologiaA formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justificationA defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
BroaderjustificationA statement in explanation of some action or belief
Spanishdefensa, vindicación
Catalandefensa, vindicació
Verbsvindicateshow to be right by providing justification or proof
vindicatemaintain, uphold, or defend

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