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Other Attest Definition

[v] authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
[v] establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
[v] provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
[v] give testimony in a court of law

Synonyms

take the stand

Misc. Definitions

\At"test"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attesting}.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness: cf. F. attester.]
1. To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of record. Facts . . . attested by particular pagan authors. --Addison.
2. To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.
3. To call to witness; to invoke. [Archaic] The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. --Dryden.
\At*test"\, n. Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.] The attest of eyes and ears. --Shak.

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