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attest


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attest  \At"test"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Attested};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Attesting}.]  [L.  attestari  ad  +  testari  to  bear  witness: 
  cf  F.  attester.] 
  1.  To  bear  witness  to  to  certify;  to  affirm  to  be  true  or 
  genuine;  as  to  attest  the  truth  of  a  writing,  a  copy  of 
  record. 
 
  Facts  .  .  .  attested  by  particular  pagan  authors. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  give  proof  of  to  manifest;  as  the  ruins  of  Palmyra 
  attest  its  ancient  magnificence. 
 
  3.  To  call  to  witness;  to  invoke.  [Archaic] 
 
  The  sacred  streams  which  Heaven's  imperial  state 
  Attests  in  oaths,  and  fears  to  violate.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attest  \At*test"\,  n. 
  Witness;  testimony;  attestation.  [R.] 
 
  The  attest  of  eyes  and  ears.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attest 
  v  1:  provide  evidence  for  stand  as  proof  of  "His  high  fever 
  attested  to  his  illness";  "The  buildings  in  Rome 
  manifest  a  high  level  of  architectural  sophistication" 
  [syn:  {certify},  {manifest},  {demonstrate},  {evidence}] 
  2:  affirm  to  be  true,genuine,  or  correct,  asin  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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