Definitions for attestəˈtɛst

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word attest

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•testəˈtɛst(v.t.)

  1. to bear witness to; declare to be correct, accurate, or genuine, in words or writing, esp. officially:

    to attest the truth of a statement.

  2. to give proof or evidence of; manifest:

    This essay attests your talent.

  3. to put on oath.

  4. (v.i.)to testify or bear witness:

    to attest to a person's reliability.

Origin of attest:

1590–1600; < L attestārī to bear witness to =at-at-+testāri to call to witness <testis witness

at•test′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence(verb)

    provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

    "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

  2. attest(verb)

    authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity

    "I attest this signature"

  3. testify, attest, take the stand, bear witness(verb)

    give testimony in a court of law

  4. attest(verb)

    establish or verify the usage of

    "This word is not attested until 1993"

Wiktionary

  1. attest(Verb)

    To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine.

    When will the appraiser attest the date of the painting?

  2. attest(Verb)

    To certify by signature or oath

    You must attest your will in order for it to be valid.

  3. attest(Verb)

    To certify in an official capacity.

  4. attest(Verb)

    To supply or be evidence of

    Will her fine work attest her ability.

  5. attest(Verb)

    To put under oath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attest(verb)

    to bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of record

  2. Attest(verb)

    to give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence

  3. Attest(verb)

    to call to witness; to invoke

  4. Attest(noun)

    witness; testimony; attestation

Translation

Find a translation for the attest definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these attest definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"attest." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/attest>.

Are we missing a good definition for attest?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for attest: