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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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attest

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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.
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Translations

attest

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

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

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

[əˈtɛst] (frm)
1. vtattestare; (signature) → autenticare
2. vi to attest totestimoniare, attestare
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References in classic literature ?
Do you wish these proofs, these attestations, which I alone possess, to be destroyed?
Albert opened the paper, it was an attestation of four notable inhabitants of Yanina, proving that Colonel Fernand Mondego, in the service of Ali Tepelini, had surrendered the castle for two million crowns.
He was bringing it on, bringing it to perfection, by practice; in consequence of which it had grown so fine that he was now aware of impressions, attestations of his general postulate, that couldn't have broken upon him at once.
She saw the well-known signature: "Andrew Vanstone." She saw the customary attestations of the two witnesses; and the date of the document, reverting to a period of more than five years since.
As genuine documents they are sent to me-- and as genuine documents I shall preserve them, endorsed by the attestations of witnesses who can speak to the facts.
Nor must there be omitted another strange attestation of the antiquity of the whale, in his own osseous post-diluvian reality, as set down by the venerable John Leo, the old Barbary traveller.
Goodwill supplying the place of experience, his character needed no attestation. "Catherine would make a sad, heedless young housekeeper to be sure," was her mother's foreboding remark; but quick was the consolation of there being nothing like practice.
I can't express what followed it save by saying that the silence itself-- which was indeed in a manner an attestation of my strength-- became the element into which I saw the figure disappear; in which I definitely saw it turn as I might have seen the low wretch to which it had once belonged turn on receipt of an order, and pass, with my eyes on the villainous back that no hunch could have more disfigured, straight down the staircase and into the darkness in which the next bend was lost.
These fathers, otherwise so apostolic, lacked Heaven's last and rarest attestation of their office, the Tongue of Flame.
"He proposes to seal up the original manuscript of the letter, and to add to it a plain statement of the circumstances under which it was discovered, supported by your signed attestation and mine, as witnesses to the fact.
`I will not say, that since I entered into the engagement I have not had some happy moments; but I can say, that I have never known the blessing of one tranquil hour:' and the quivering lip, Emma, which uttered it, was an attestation that I felt at my heart."
Indeed, the mild, expansive brevity with which it was uttered, and a certain look, at once appealing and inscrutable, that issued from Newman's half-closed eyes as he leaned his head against the back of his chair, seemed to her the most eloquent attestation of a mature sentiment that she had ever encountered.