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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 ?
"Twenty witnesses," added he, "could attest the fact"; and he named several distinguished gentlemen, and among them was M.
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.
An officer formerly attached to a king's household, whose business it was to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances, the absurdity being attested by his motley costume.
But there are other facts not of such consequence nor so necessary, which, though ever so well attested, may nevertheless be sacrificed to oblivion in complacence to the scepticism of a reader.
I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
A sudden movement, an agitation of the entire company front, as from an electric shock, attested the startling character of the incident.
In half an hour not one of that vast multitude was living; and the fragments of seven score thousand of the Criminal Class slain by one another's angles attested the triumph of Order.
The person reading was a trifle different; one would have said of him that he was of the world, worldly, albeit there was that in his attire which attested a certain fellowship with the organisms of his environment.
The strain upon her nerves was becoming so unbearable that she could scarcely restrain a growing desire to scream, when Numa deliberately turned back to the business of feeding; but his back-layed ears attested a sinister regard for the actions of the girl behind him.
THE tendency of the principle of legislation for States, or communities, in their political capacities, as it has been exemplified by the experiment we have made of it, is equally attested by the events which have befallen all other governments of the confederate kind, of which we have any account, in exact proportion to its prevalence in those systems.
But as a more concise, and at the same time equally satisfactory, evidence, I will refer to the example of two States, attested by two unexceptionable authorities.
In truth, there were thirty-five dogs, of every sort of breed and mostly mongrel, and that they were far from happy was attested by their actions.