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  • 41witness — witnessable, adj. witnesser, n. /wit nis/, v.t. 1. to see, hear, or know by personal presence and perception: to witness an accident. 2. to be present at (an occurrence) as a formal witness, spectator, bystander, etc.: She witnessed our wedding.… …

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  • 42witness — wit|ness1 [ wıtnəs ] noun ** 1. ) count someone who sees a crime, accident, or other event happen: Witnesses reported hearing two gunshots. witness to: Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Berkeley police. a ) someone who tells a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 43witness — [[t]wɪ̱tnəs[/t]] ♦♦♦ witnesses, witnessing, witnessed 1) N COUNT: oft N to n A witness to an event such as an accident or crime is a person who saw it. Witnesses to the crash say they saw an explosion just before the disaster... No witnesses have …

    English dictionary

  • 44witness — 1 / wItnis/ noun 1 (C) someone who sees a crime or an accident and can describe what happened: Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward. 2 (C) someone in a court of law who tells what they saw or what they know about a crime: One… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 45witness — wit•ness [[t]ˈwɪt nɪs[/t]] v. t. 1) to see, hear, or know by personal presence and perception: to witness an accident[/ex] 2) to be present at (an occurrence) as a formal witness, spectator, bystander, etc.: She witnessed our wedding[/ex] 3) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 46witness — /ˈwɪtnəs / (say witnuhs) verb (t) 1. to see or know by personal presence and perception. 2. to be present at (an occurrence) as a formal witness or otherwise. 3. to bear witness to; testify to; give or afford evidence of. 4. to attest by one s… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 47witness — I. noun Etymology: Middle English witnesse, from Old English witnes knowledge, testimony, witness, from 2wit Date: before 12th century 1. attestation of a fact or event ; testimony 2. one that gives evidence; specifically one who testifies in a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 48witness — wit|ness1 W3S2 [ˈwıtnıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(crime/accident)¦ 2¦(in a court of law)¦ 3¦(signing a document)¦ 4 be witness to something 5¦(christian belief)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: witnes knowledge, account, witness , from wit; WIT] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 49bear — bear1 /bair/, v., bore or (Archaic) bare; borne or born; bearing. v.t. 1. to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. 2. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. 3. to bring forth ( …

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  • 50bear — I UK [beə(r)] / US [ber] verb [transitive] Word forms bear : present tense I/you/we/they bear he/she/it bears present participle bearing past tense bore UK [bɔː(r)] / US [bɔr] past participle borne UK [bɔː(r)n] / US [bɔrn] *** 1) [usually in… …

    English dictionary

  • 51witness */*/ — I UK [ˈwɪtnəs] / US noun Word forms witness : singular witness plural witnesses 1) a) [countable] someone who sees a crime, accident, or other event happen Witnesses reported hearing two gunshots. witness to: Any witnesses to the incident are… …

    English dictionary

  • 52bear — I. /bɛə / (say bair) verb (bore /bɔ/ (say baw) or, Archaic, bare, borne or born, bearing) – …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 53bear — 1. v. (past bore; past part. borne, born) Usage: In the passive born is used with reference to birth (e.g. was born in July), except for borne by foll. by the name of the mother (e.g. was borne by Sarah). 1 tr. carry, bring, or take (esp.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 54bear — bear1 verb (past bore; past participle borne) 1》 carry or convey.     ↘have as an attribute or visible mark. 2》 support (a weight). 3》 [with negative] manage to tolerate: I can t bear it. 4》 give birth to (a child).     ↘(of a tree or plant)… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 55bear*/ — [beə] (past tense bore [bɔː] ; past participle borne [bɔːn] ) verb [T] I 1) if you cannot bear someone or something, you do not like them at all or cannot accept them Most of her friends can t bear her husband.[/ex] She couldn t bear the thought… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 56bear — verb 1) I come bearing gifts Syn: carry, bring, transport, move, convey, take, fetch, deliver, tote, lug 2) the bag bore my name Syn: display, exhibit …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 57witness — n. & v. n. 1 a person present at some event and able to give information about it (cf. EYEWITNESS). 2 a a person giving sworn testimony. b a person attesting another s signature to a document. 3 (foll. by to, of) a person or thing whose existence …

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  • 58witness — n 1. testimony, attestation, Law. deposition, statement, disclosure, evidence, testification; declaration, assertion, allegation; profession, word, affidavit, sworn statement; proof, facts, data. 2. testifier, Law. deponent, attestant. 3.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 59witness — I. n. 1. Testimony, evidence, attestation, corroboration, proof, confirmation. 2. Deponent, corroborator, eye witness. II. v. a. 1. Attest, be a witness of, bear witness to, testify to, confirm, corroborate. 2. Observe, see, mark, note, notice,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 60witness — 1. noun /ˈwɪt.nəs,ˈwɪt.nɪs/ a) Attestation of a fact or event. She can bear witness, since she was there at the time. b) One who has a personal knowledge of something. As a witness to the event, I can tell you that he really said that …

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