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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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