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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. testify, bear witness, depose, certify, swear, vouch. See evidence.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
bear witness, certify, verify, confirm, substantiate, support, bear out, testify, warrant, vouch for, pledge, affirm, swear, authenticate.
ANT.: refute, deny, belie
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To assure the certainty or validity of: authenticate, back (up), bear out, confirm, corroborate, evidence, justify, substantiate, testify (to), validate, verify, warrant. See SUPPORT, TRUE. 2. To confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine: certify, testify, vouch (for), witness. Idiom: bear witness to. See AFFIRM. 3. To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of: argue, bespeak, betoken, indicate, mark, point to, testify, witness. See SHOW. 4. To give evidence or testimony under oath: swear, testify, witness. Law: depone, depose. Idioms: bear witness, take the stand. See LAW.

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  • attest — at·test /ə test/ vb [Latin attestari, from ad to + testari to call to witness, from testis witness] vt: to bear witness to: affirm to be true or genuine; specif: to authenticate (as a will) by signing as a witness vi: to bear witness: testify… …   Law dictionary

  • attest — at‧test [əˈtest] verb [transitive] LAW to officially state that you believe something is true or real: • It must be signed in the presence of a witness who attests the signature. attestation noun [countable, uncountable] : • the attestation of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Attest — Sn Bescheinigung erw. fach. (16. Jh., Form 18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. attestātio f., einer Ableitung von l. attestārī bezeugen, bestätigen , zu l. testārī (testātus) bezeugen und l. ad hin, zu , weiter zu l. testis Zeuge . Zunächst… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Attest — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attest — At*test , n. Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.] [1913 Webster] The attest of eyes and ears. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attest — (v.) 1590s, from M.Fr. attester (O.Fr. atester, 13c.) affirm, attest, from L. attestari confirm, lit. bear witness to, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + testari bear witness, from testis witness (see TESTAMENT …   Etymology dictionary

  • Attest — (Attestat, v. lat.), schriftliches Zeugniß od. Bescheinigung, z.B. von Herrschaften dem abziehenden Gesinde über ihre Geschicklichkeit u. ihr Verhalten während der Dienstzeit ausgestellt; von öffentlich angestellten Personen über einen Gegenstand …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Attést — (Attestāt, lat.), schriftliche, namentlich von einer Behörde ausgestellte Bescheinigung (s. Zeugnis). Attestieren, einem etwas (mündlich oder schriftlich) bezeugen, bescheinigen, z. B. eine Rechnung attestieren. d. h. ihre Richtigkeit beglaubigen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Attést — Attést, Attestāt, Attestation (lat.), schriftliches Zeugnis; attestieren, ein Zeugnis ausstellen, bescheinigen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • attest to — index acknowledge (declare), converse, notarize, plead (allege in a legal action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • attest — 1 witness, *certify, vouch Analogous words: *confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify Contrasted words: *disprove, controvert, refute, confute: *deny, contradict, gainsay 2 argue, prove, bespeak, indicate, betoken …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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