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attest

at·test

attest

 
pronunciation:
test
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: attested, attesting, attests
definition: to confirm, testify to, or prove the genuineness or worth of.
The notary attested the signature.The painting attests her genius.
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.
synonyms:
testify, vouch
similar words:
certify
derivation: attestable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word attest contains the following part:
at- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix at- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "t," such as "tract" and "ten, tin, tain." See ad-.