vin·di·cate[vin-di-keyt] –verb (used with object) /ˈvɪndɪˌkeɪt/ Show Spelled
1. to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like.
2. to afford justification for; justify.
3. to uphold or justify by argument or evidence: to vindicate a claim.
4. to assert, maintain, or defend (a right, cause, etc.) against opposition.
5. to claim for oneself or another.
* * * * *Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
blessed art thou for what thou hast done; for thou hast inquired of me,
and behold, as often as thou hast inquired
thou hast received instruction of my Spirit.
If it had not been so, thou wouldst not have come
to the place
where thou art
at this time.
* * * * *
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord.
And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains,
and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind:
and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire:
and after the fire
a still small voice.