testifier


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tes·ti·fy

 (tĕs′tə-fī′)
v. test·i·fied, test·i·fy·ing, test·i·fies
v.intr.
1. To give testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body: witnesses testifying before a grand jury.
2. To express or declare a strong belief, especially to make a declaration of faith.
3. To make a statement based on personal knowledge in support of an asserted fact; bear witness: the exhilaration of weightlessness, to which many astronauts have testified.
4. To serve as evidence: wreckage that testifies to the ferocity of the storm.
v.tr.
1. To declare publicly; make known: testifying their faith.
2. To state or affirm as testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body: testified in court that he saw the defendant.
3. To be evidence of: His frown testified his displeasure.

[Middle English testifien, from Latin testificārī : testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots + -ficārī, -fy.]

tes′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
tes′ti·fi′er n.
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Noun1.testifier - a person who testifies or gives a deposition
witness, witnesser, informant - someone who sees an event and reports what happened

testifier

noun
One who testifies, especially in court:
Law: deponent.
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