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tes·ti·mo·ni·al

 (tĕs′tə-mō′nē-əl)
n.
1. A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim.
2. A written affirmation of another's character or worth; a personal recommendation.
3. Something given in appreciation of a person's service or achievement; a tribute.
adj.
Relating to or constituting a testimony or testimonial: testimonial statements; a testimonial dinner.

[Middle English, from Old French, of evidence, from Late Latin testimōniālis, of evidence, from Latin testimōnium, testimony; see testimony.]

testimonial

(ˌtɛstɪˈməʊnɪəl)
n
1.
a. a recommendation of the character, ability, etc, of a person or of the quality of a consumer product or service, esp by a person whose opinion is valued
b. (as modifier): testimonial advertising.
2. a formal statement of truth or fact
3. a tribute given for services or achievements
4. (General Sporting Terms) a sports match to raise money for a particular player
adj
of or relating to a testimony or testimonial
Usage: Testimonial is sometimes wrongly used where testimony is meant: his re-election is a testimony (not a testimonial) to his popularity with his constituents

tes•ti•mo•ni•al

(ˌtɛs təˈmoʊ ni əl)

n.
1. a written declaration certifying to a person's character, conduct, or qualifications, or to the value, excellence, etc., of a thing.
2. something given or done as an expression of esteem, admiration, or gratitude.
adj.
3. pertaining to or serving as a testimonial: a testimonial dinner for the retiring dean.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin testimōniālis. See testimony, -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.testimonial - something that serves as evidencetestimonial - something that serves as evidence; "his effort was testimony to his devotion"
evidence - an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
good authority - testimony by someone who should know; "I have it on good authority"
testament - strong evidence for something; "his easy victory was a testament to his skill"
2.testimonial - something given or done as an expression of esteemtestimonial - something given or done as an expression of esteem
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
3.testimonial - something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
character reference, reference, character - a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively"
puff - exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
Adj.1.testimonial - expressing admiration or appreciation; "testimonial dinner"
2.testimonial - of or relating to or constituting testimony

testimonial

noun reference, recommendation, credential, character, tribute, certificate, endorsement, commendation She couldn't expect him to give testimonials to her ability.
Usage: Testimonial is sometimes wrongly used where testimony is meant: his re-election is a testimony (not a testimonial) to his popularity with his constituents.

testimonial

noun
2. A statement attesting to personal qualifications, character, and dependability:
3. A formal token of appreciation and admiration for a person's high achievements:
Translations
شَهادَة حُسْن سُلوك
atestposudek
anbefaling
recommandationtémoignage publicitaire
vitnisburîur, meîmæli
bonservisreferanstavsiye mektubu

testimonial

[ˌtestɪˈməʊnɪəl] N
1. (= certificate) → certificado m; (= reference about person) → carta f de recomendación, recomendación f
2. (= gift) → obsequio m
3. (Sport) (also testimonial match) → partido m homenaje

testimonial

[ˌtɛstɪˈməʊniəl] n
(British) (= reference) → recommandation f
(= gift) → témoignage m d'estime
(also testimonial match, testimonial game) a player's testimonial → un match en l'honneur d'un joueur

testimonial

n
(= character recommendation)Referenz f
(= gift)Geschenk ntals Zeichen der Anerkennung or Wertschätzung (geh)
(Sport) → Gedenkspiel nt

testimonial

[ˌtɛstɪˈməʊnɪəl] n
a. (Brit) (reference) → referenze fpl, benservito

testimony

(ˈtestiməni) plural ˈtestimonies noun
the statement(s) made by a person or people who testify in a law-court; evidence. The jury listened to his testimony.
testiˈmonial (-ˈmouniəl) noun
a (written) statement saying what one knows about a person's character, abilities etc. When applying for a job, one usually needs a testimonial from one's last employer.
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