Definitions for: Attest

[v] authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
[v] establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
[v] 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"
[v] give testimony in a court of law

Webster (1913) Definition: At"test", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attested; p. pr. & vb.
n. Attesting.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness:
cf. F. attester.]
1. To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or
genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of

Facts . . . attested by particular pagan authors.

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

3. To call to witness; to invoke. [Archaic]

The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state
Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. --Dryden.

At*test", n.
Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.]

The attest of eyes and ears. --Shak.

Synonyms: take the stand

See Also: affirm, assert, authenticate, aver, avow, bear witness, condemn, declare, notarise, notarize, prove, reflect, show, swan, swear, testify, verify, vouch

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