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testify (v.)

14世纪末, “给予法律上的见证, 肯定事物的真实性, 为其作证”, 15世纪, “作为证据”, 来自英法 testifier, 来自拉丁文 testificari “作证, 展示, 演示”, 也“叫人作证”, 来自 testis “一个证人” (见 testament) + facere “使” 的组合形式(来自PIE根 *dhe- “设置, 放” ). 圣经中“公开宣称自己的信仰和献身” 的意思在1520年代就有了证明. 相关链接: Testified; testifying; testification.

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Definitions of testify from WordNet

testify (v.)
give testimony in a court of law;
Synonyms: attest / take the stand / bear witness
testify (v.)
provide evidence for;
Her behavior testified to her incompetence
Synonyms: bear witness / prove / evidence / show
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