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Adjective: vindicated  'vin-di,key-tid
  1. Freed from any question of guilt
    "his official honour is vindicated";
    - absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated
Verb: vindicate  'vin-di,keyt
  1. Show to be right by providing justification or proof
    "vindicate a claim";
    - justify
  2. Maintain, uphold, or defend
    "vindicate the rights of the citizens"
  3. Clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
    "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"

See also: clean-handed, guiltless, innocent

Type of: acquit, assoil [archaic], clear, defend, discharge, exculpate, exonerate, maintain, uphold

Encyclopedia: Vindicated