clear from blame; exonerate; prove someone to be innocent of a charge
He has vowed to vindicate himself in court of the charges that have been brought against him, which he claims are false.
vindicare (to take revenge) (Latin)
exculpate, exonerate, 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