Testify Tes"ti*fy, v. t. 1. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny. [1913 Webster]

We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. --John iii. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To affirm or declare under oath or affirmation before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Testify — Tes ti*fy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Testified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Testifying}.] [OF. testifier, L. testificari; testis a witness + ficare (in comp.) to make. See { fy}, and cf. {Attest}, {Contest}, {Detest}, {Protest}, {Testament}.] 1. To make a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • testify — UK US /ˈtestɪfaɪ/ verb [I or T] ► LAW to make a formal statement about something, especially in a court of law: testify that »He testified that the store owner had lied when he applied for the state license. »The senator testified to the House… …   Financial and business terms

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  • testify — [tes′tə fī΄] vi. testified, testifying [ME testifien < L testificari < testis, a witness (prob. < * tri sto , standing as a third < tri ,TRI + base of stare,STAND) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to make a serious declaration to… …   English World dictionary

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