attest (v.)

  1. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by ones 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

    [ Syn: certify , manifest , demonstrate , evidence ]

  2. authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; I attest this signature'

  3. give testimony in a court of law

    [ Syn: testify , take the stand , bear witness ]

  4. establish or verify the usage of; This word is not attested until 1993'

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