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obtest

[ ob-test ]
/ ɒbˈtɛst /
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verb (used with object)

to invoke as witness.
to supplicate earnestly; beseech.

verb (used without object)

to protest.
to make supplication; beseech.

RELATED WORDS

urge, beseech, pray, sue, implore, solicit, plead, ask, desire, advocate, nag, invoke, besiege, abjure, woo, importune, entreat, press, crave, requisition

Nearby words

obtain, obtainable, obtaining by deception, obtect, obtemper, obtest, obtrude, obtrusion, obtrusive, obtrusively, obtund

Origin of obtest

1540–50; < Latin obtestārī, equivalent to ob- ob- + test(is) a witness + -ārī infinitive suffix
Related formsob·tes·ta·tion, noun
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obtest

/ (ɒbˈtɛst) /

verb rare

(tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to beg (someone) earnestly
(when tr, takes a clause as object; when intr, may be foll by with or against) to object; protest
(tr) to call (a supernatural power) to witness
Derived Formsobtestation, noun

Word Origin for obtest

C16: from Latin obtestārī to protest, from ob- to + testārī to bear or call as witness
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