witness

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. testimony, proof, evidence, corroboration; deponent, eyewitness; testifier, attestor; beholder, observer. —v. t. see, observe; attest, sign, subscribe to, bear witness to. See presence.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. observer, onlooker, eyewitness, spectator, bystander, deponent, testifier, beholder, signatory.
bear witness,
Syn. affirm, attest, give evidence; see testify 2 .
v.
Syn. see, observe, be a witness, be on the scene, behold, be present, testify, vouch for, stand for, look on, say under oath, depose, be on hand.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. eyewitness observer, onlooker, bystander, spectator, corroborating witness.
2. attesting testimony, evidence, attestation, proof, corroboration.
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v.
2. testify provide testimony, give evidence, attest, prove, corroborate, confirm, certify, verify.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Someone who sees something occur: eyewitness, seer, viewer. See SEE. 2. Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else: badge, evidence, index, indication, indicator, manifestation, mark, note, sign, signification, stamp, symptom, token. See SHOW. 3. One who testifies, especially in court: attestant, attester, testifier. Law: deponent. See LAW. 4. A formal declaration of truth or fact given under oath: testimony. Law: deposition. See LAW. II verb 1. To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of: argue, attest, bespeak, betoken, indicate, mark, point to, testify. See SHOW. 2. To confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine: attest, certify, testify, vouch (for). Idiom: bear witness to. See AFFIRM. 3. To give evidence or testimony under oath: attest, swear, testify. Law: depone, depose. Idioms: bear witness, take the stand. See LAW.

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