verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attest
British Dictionary definitions for attested (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for attested (2 of 2)
Word Origin for attest
Word Origin and History for attested
1590s, from Middle French attester (Old French atester, 13c.) "affirm, attest," from Latin attestari "confirm," literally "bear witness to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + testari "bear witness," from testis "witness" (see testament). Related: Attested; attesting.