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"
authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
"I attest this signature"
testify, attest, take the stand, bear witness(verb)
give testimony in a court of law
establish or verify the usage of
"This word is not attested until 1993"
To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine.
When will the appraiser attest the date of the painting?
To certify by signature or oath
You must attest your will in order for it to be valid.
To certify in an official capacity.
To supply or be evidence of
Will her fine work attest her ability.
To put under oath.
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
to give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence
to call to witness; to invoke
witness; testimony; attestation
Origin: [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness: cf. F. attester.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
at-test′, v.t. to testify or bear witness to: to affirm by signature or oath: to give proof of, to manifest: (obs.) to call to witness.—v.i. to bear witness.—n. (Shak.) witness, testimony.—adjs. Attest′able, Attest′ative.—ns. Attestā′tion, act of attesting: administration of an oath; Attest′or, Attest′er, one who attests or vouches for. [L. attestāri, ad, to, testis, a witness.]
The numerical value of attest in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of attest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hast thou not perfect excellence, ?tis best To keep thy tongue in silence, for ?tis this Which shames a man; as lightness does attest The nut is empty, nor of value is.
The images of dead soldiers, a farmer burying a dead horse in the snow and German prisoners corralled with their hands raised attest to the bleakness of this deadly campaign.
This discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported, the grinding tools, mortars and pestles, like the basalt bowl, attest to technological skills as well as to the kinds of crafts practiced in the local community.
On completion of the excavations at Shu?fat, it is quite evident that there was a thriving settlement in the Jerusalem area in ancient times. Thousands of years later, the buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem’s architecture, this discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported.
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