vindicate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vindicate
vidicate....split it like vin(WIN) + di(the) + cate(case)....so when you win a case IN a COURT...it means you are freed FROM ACCUSATION AND CHARGES...you are freed from blame.
take it like WIN THE CASE=VINDICATE;and this means you are happy tht you won the case wn you are clear from blame
basically this word is taken from vindicare means to lay claim ..so you lay claim that you have not done anything....so shd be freed from accusation.
Vindicate and authenticate are rhyming words meaning (prove genuineness, the truth).
win + advocate = vindicate
JUSTIFY by WIN