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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Testify  \Tes"ti*fy\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Testified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Testifying}.]  [OF.  testifier,  L.  testificari  testis 
  a  witness  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See  {-fy},  and  cf 
  {Attest},  {Contest},  {Detest},  {Protest},  {Testament}.] 
  1.  To  make  a  solemn  declaration,  verbal  or  written,  to 
  establish  some  fact  to  give  testimony  for  the  purpose  of 
  communicating  to  others  a  knowledge  of  something  not  known 
  to  them 
  Jesus  .  .  .  needed  not  that  any  should  testify  of 
  man,  for  he  knew  what  was  in  man.  --John  ii  25. 
  2.  (Law)  To  make  a  solemn  declaration  under  oath  or 
  affirmation,  for  the  purpose  of  establishing,  or  making 
  proof  of  some  fact  to  a  court;  to  give  testimony  in  a 
  cause  depending  before  a  tribunal. 
  One  witness  shall  not  testify  against  any  person  to 
  cause  him  to  die.  --Num.  xxxv. 
  3.  To  declare  a  charge;  to  protest;  to  give  information;  to 
  bear  witness;  --  with  against. 
  O  Israel,  .  .  .  I  will  testify  against  thee.  --Ps. 
  l.  7. 
  I  testified  against  them  in  the  day  wherein  they 
  sold  victuals.  --Neh.  xiii. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Testify  \Tes"ti*fy\,  adv 
  In  a  testy  manner;  fretfully;  peevishly;  with  petulance. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Testify  \Tes"ti*fy\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  bear  witness  to  to  support  the  truth  of  by  testimony; 
  to  affirm  or  declare  solemny. 
  We  speak  that  we  do  know  and  testify  that  we  have 
  seen;  and  ye  receive  not  our  witness.  --John  iii. 
  2.  (Law)  To  affirm  or  declare  under  oath  or  affirmation 
  before  a  tribunal,  in  order  to  prove  some  fact 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  give  testimony  in  a  court  of  law  [syn:  {attest},  {take  the 
  stand},  {bear  witness}] 
  2:  provide  evidence  for  "The  blood  test  showed  that  he  was  the 
  father";  "Her  behavior  testified  to  her  incompetence" 
  [syn:  {bear  witness},  {prove},  {evidence},  {show}] 

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