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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.
References in classic literature ?
I assure you, Mr Clennam, I have received--hem--Testimonials in many ways, and of many degrees of value, and they have always been--ha-- unfortunately acceptable; but I never was more pleased than with this--ahem--this particular Testimonial.
It is expected that a testimonial of some sort will be presented to the two officers as a fitting recognition of their services.
I shall be able to give him a testimonial with a perfectly clear conscience.
This note went the round of the committee, and at last, after what appeared to me most tedious delay, formal leave was given me to better my condition if I could; and an assurance added, that as I had always conducted myself well, both as teacher and pupil, at Lowood, a testimonial of character and capacity, signed by the inspectors of that institution, should forthwith be furnished me.
I am strongly tempted to give the names of two or three of those little boys, as a testimonial of the gratitude and affection I bear them; but pru- dence forbids;--not that it would injure me, but it might embarrass them; for it is almost an unpar- donable offence to teach slaves to read in this Chris- tian country.
I had been with them five years, and old Coxon gave me a ripping good testimonial when the smash came, but of course we clerks were all turned adrift, the twenty-seven of us.
All objects were alike to him, but he was always particularly ready for anything in the way of a testimonial to any one.
She appears to employ it as a sort of testimonial for mercenary purposes, for I subsequently hear distant sounds of "Unkie says me dood dirl--me dot to have two bikkies [biscuits].
Volumes of letters and portfolios of testimonials, if you like
If my husband could only send his testimonials by the same post--with just a word in your name, Miss--it might turn the scale, as they say.
She made no display of her grief in her dress, unless the slight testimonials of a few bright ribbands on the virgin white of her robe could be called such, and the rumour that was at first propagated of their being engaged to each other was discredited, because the traces of sorrow were not particularly visible in the attire of Miss Henley.
It is my experience that it is only an amiable man in this world who receives testimonials, only an unambitious one who abandons a London career for the country, and only an absent-minded one who leaves his stick and not his visiting-card after waiting an hour in your room.