verb (used without object), tes·ti·fied, tes·ti·fy·ing.
verb (used with object), tes·ti·fied, tes·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of testify
Examples from the Web for testify
Dean Sybil Todd passed away from pancreatic cancer before she could testify.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lady who Goldberg is referring to is Barbara Bowman, one of the victims who agreed to testify in the 2006 case.
I believe you yet have value in your lives, no matter what you may have done and I am happy to testify to that effect.An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!|Maajid Nawaz|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People will testify they were cured of dread diseases when they prayed to Romero.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint|Christopher Dickey|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though he is never called to testify, Key is the genius loci of this suit.
They told her that it was an absolute necessity that I come down from Rochester and testify.The Barrel Mystery|William J. (William James) Flynn
Church, chapel, and monastery could testify to its violence.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
It must once have been used as a door, as the hinges, still attached to the wood, testify.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
We come hither to testify our veneration and our affection for our benign Alma Mater.The History of Dartmouth College|Baxter Perry Smith
The author can testify, that those who know Sir Thomas Saumarez have a sincere and invaluable friend.
British Dictionary definitions for testify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for testify
Word Origin and History for testify
late 14c., "to serve as evidence of," from Latin testificari "bear witness," from testis "witness" (see testament) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Biblical sense of "openly profess one's faith and devotion" is attested from 1520s. Related: Testified; testifying.