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attest

at·test

attest

 
 
pronunciation:
test
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: attested, attesting, attests
definition: to confirm, testify to, or prove the genuineness or worth of.
A notary must attest your signature on the document to show that it is valid.The extraordinary painting attests her genius as an artist.Although the critics hated the film, its box office proceeds attested the film's immense popularity with audiences.
synonyms:
authenticate, confirm, corroborate, prove, substantiate, testify to, verify, vouch for
antonyms:
belie
similar words:
allege, aver, avouch, certify, document, guarantee, swear to, validate, warrant, witness
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give confirmation, testimony, or proof (often fol. by "to").
The witness attested to the truth of the defendant's statement.The fact that no student scored above seventy percent attests to the difficulty of the exam.
synonyms:
testify, vouch
similar words:
certify
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derivation: attestable (adj.)
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