"vindicated" in the verb sense
1. justify, vindicate
show to be right by providing justification or proof
"vindicate a claim"
maintain, uphold, or defend
"vindicate the rights of the citizens"
clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
"You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
"vindicated" in the adjective sense
1. absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated
freed from any question of guilt
"is absolved from all blame"
"was now clear of the charge of cowardice"
"his official honor is vindicated"
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