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testify

[ tes-tuh-fahy ]
/ 藞t蓻s t蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used without object), tes路ti路fied, tes路ti路fy路ing.
to bear witness; give or afford evidence.
Law. to give testimony under oath or solemn affirmation, usually in court.
to make solemn declaration.
verb (used with object), tes路ti路fied, tes路ti路fy路ing.
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Origin of testify

1350鈥1400; Middle English testifyen<Latin testific膩r墨 to bear witness, equivalent to testi(s) witness + -fic膩r墨-fy

OTHER WORDS FROM testify

tes路ti路fi路er, nounpre路tes路ti路fy, verb (used with object), pre路tes路ti路fied, pre路tes路ti路fy路ing.re路tes路ti路fy, verb, re路tes路ti路fied, re路tes路ti路fy路ing.un路tes路ti路fy路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for testify

testify
/ (藞t蓻st瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to state (something) formally as a declaration of factI testify that I know nothing about him
law to declare or give (evidence) under oath, esp in court
(when intr, often foll by to) to be evidence (of); serve as witness (to)the money testified to his good faith
(tr) to declare or acknowledge openly

Derived forms of testify

testification, nountestifier, noun

Word Origin for testify

C14: from Latin testific膩r墨, from testis witness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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