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at·test

 (ə-tĕst′)
v. at·test·ed, at·test·ing, at·tests
v.tr.
1. To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine: The date of the painting was attested by the appraiser.
2.
a. To certify by signature or oath: attest a will.
b. To certify in an official capacity.
3.
a. To supply or be evidence of: Her fine work attests her ability. See Synonyms at indicate.
b. Linguistics To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
4. To put under oath.
v.intr.
To bear witness; give testimony: attested to their good faith.
n.
Archaic Attestation.

[Latin attestārī : ad-, ad- + testārī, to be witness (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).]

at·test′ant n.
at′tes·ta′tion (ăt′ĕs-tā′shən, ăt′ə-stā′-) n.
at·test′er, at·tes′tor n.

attest

(əˈtɛst)
vb
1. (tr) to affirm the correctness or truth of
2. (when: intr, usually foll by to) to witness (an act, event, etc) or bear witness to (an act, event, etc) as by signature or oath
3. (tr) to make evident; demonstrate: his life of luxury attests his wealth.
4. (tr) to provide evidence for: the marks in the ground attested the presence of a fossil.
[C16: from Latin attestārī to prove, from testārī to bear witness, from testis a witness]
atˈtestable adj
atˈtestant, atˈtester, atˈtestor, atˈtestator n
attestation n

at•test

(əˈtɛst)

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.
v.i.
4. to testify or bear witness: to attest to a person's reliability.
[1590–1600; < Latin attestārī to bear witness to =at- at- + testāri to call to witness <testis witness]
at•test′a•ble, adj.
at•test′ant, n.
at•test′er, n.

attest


Past participle: attested
Gerund: attesting

Imperative
attest
attest
Present
I attest
you attest
he/she/it attests
we attest
you attest
they attest
Preterite
I attested
you attested
he/she/it attested
we attested
you attested
they attested
Present Continuous
I am attesting
you are attesting
he/she/it is attesting
we are attesting
you are attesting
they are attesting
Present Perfect
I have attested
you have attested
he/she/it has attested
we have attested
you have attested
they have attested
Past Continuous
I was attesting
you were attesting
he/she/it was attesting
we were attesting
you were attesting
they were attesting
Past Perfect
I had attested
you had attested
he/she/it had attested
we had attested
you had attested
they had attested
Future
I will attest
you will attest
he/she/it will attest
we will attest
you will attest
they will attest
Future Perfect
I will have attested
you will have attested
he/she/it will have attested
we will have attested
you will have attested
they will have attested
Future Continuous
I will be attesting
you will be attesting
he/she/it will be attesting
we will be attesting
you will be attesting
they will be attesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attesting
you have been attesting
he/she/it has been attesting
we have been attesting
you have been attesting
they have been attesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attesting
you will have been attesting
he/she/it will have been attesting
we will have been attesting
you will have been attesting
they will have been attesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attesting
you had been attesting
he/she/it had been attesting
we had been attesting
you had been attesting
they had been attesting
Conditional
I would attest
you would attest
he/she/it would attest
we would attest
you would attest
they would attest
Past Conditional
I would have attested
you would have attested
he/she/it would have attested
we would have attested
you would have attested
they would have attested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.attest - provide evidence forattest - 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 - establish the authenticity of something
attest - establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
reflect - give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
reflect - give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
notarise, notarize - authenticate as a notary; "We had to have the signature notarized"
bear witness, evidence, testify, prove, show - provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
condemn - demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"
2.attest - authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
attest - establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
avow, swan, swear, affirm, assert, aver, verify - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
3.attest - give testimony in a court of lawattest - give testimony in a court of law  
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
vouch - give personal assurance; guarantee; "Will he vouch for me?"
4.attest - establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
attest - authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
attest, certify, evidence, manifest, demonstrate - 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"
show - give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"

attest

attest

verb
1. To assure the certainty or validity of:
2. To confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine:
3. To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of:
4. To give evidence or testimony under oath:
Law: depone, depose.
Idioms: bear witness, take the stand.
Translations

attest

[əˈtest]
A. VTatestiguar; [+ signature] → legalizar
to attest thatatestiguar que ...
B. VI to attest todar fe de, dar testimonio de

attest

[əˈtɛst] vi
to attest to sth → témoigner de qch, attester de qch

attest

vt
(= certify, testify to) sb’s innocence, authenticitybestätigen, bescheinigen; signaturebeglaubigen; (on oath) → beschwören; attested herd (Brit) → tuberkulosefreier Bestand
(= be proof of)beweisen, bezeugen

attest

[əˈtɛst] (frm)
1. vtattestare; (signature) → autenticare
2. vi to attest totestimoniare, attestare
References in classic literature ?
Thus they thir doubtful consultations dark Ended rejoycing in thir matchless Chief: As when from mountain tops the dusky clouds Ascending, while the North wind sleeps, o'respread Heav'ns chearful face, the lowring Element Scowls ore the dark'nd lantskip Snow, or showre; If chance the radiant Sun with farewell sweet Extend his ev'ning beam, the fields revive, The birds thir notes renew, and bleating herds Attest thir joy, that hill and valley rings.
Those who had an opportunity of seeing the inside of the transactions which attended the progress of the controversy between this State and the district of Vermont, can vouch the opposition we experienced, as well from States not interested as from those which were interested in the claim; and can attest the danger to which the peace of the Confederacy might have been exposed, had this State attempted to assert its rights by force.
Twenty witnesses," added he, "could attest the fact"; and he named several distinguished gentlemen, and among them was M.
History says that the temples of the Acropolis were filled with the noblest works of Praxiteles and Phidias, and of many a great master in sculpture besides--and surely these elegant fragments attest it.
In the intervals they wear no insignia, their war-worn harness and grim weapons being sufficient to attest their calling.
It is as if the best wine at this high feast where I have sat so long had been kept for the last, and I need not deny a miracle in it in order to attest my skill in judging vintages.
A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by
The inhabitants of parts of the Maldiva archipelago know the date of the first formation of some islets; in other parts, the corals are now flourishing on water-washed reefs, where holes made for graves attest the former existence of inhabited land.
Crew passes on without a stagger; East is hurled forward by the shock, and plunges on his shoulder, as if he would bury himself in the ground; but the ball rises straight into the air, and falls behind Crew's back, while the "bravoes" of the School- house attest the pluckiest charge of all that hard-fought day.
Traces of blood on the inside wall and on the blinds as well as on the floor, and footmarks, of which I have taken the measurements, attest the fact that the murderer made his escape that way.
The garment itself did not bear out the assertion, nor did the accumulations of grease on stove and pot and pan attest a general cleanliness.
A tear seemed to dim her eye when she saw us, but she quickly recovered herself, and a look of sorrowful affection seemed to attest her utter guiltlessness.