Attested
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 copy of record. [1913 Webster]

Facts . . . attested by particular pagan authors. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence. [1913 Webster]

3. To call to witness; to invoke. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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