testify

To testify is to make a statement or provide evidence, usually in court. Witnesses testify for the prosecution or defense.

If you've ever seen a TV show about lawyers, you've probably seen someone testifying: putting their hand on the Bible, sitting in the witness seat, and telling what they know about a case. Testifying is serious business, but it doesn't always happen in court: If someone knows you're good at math, they can testify to your math skills. Or if you've been to a restaurant, you can testify to your friends that it has awesome desserts.

Definitions of testify
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v give testimony in a court of law

Synonyms:
attest, bear witness, take the stand
Types:
vouch
give personal assurance; guarantee
Type of:
declare
state emphatically and authoritatively

v provide evidence for

“Her behavior testified to her incompetence”
Synonyms:
bear witness, evidence, prove, show
Types:
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attest, certify, demonstrate, evidence, manifest
provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
presume
constitute reasonable evidence for
abduce, adduce, cite
advance evidence for
authenticate
establish the authenticity of something
reflect
give evidence of the quality of
reflect
give evidence of a certain behavior
notarise, notarize
authenticate as a notary
condemn
demonstrate the guilt of (someone)
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

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