testify


testify
01. During the trial, the old woman [testified] that on the night of the murder, she heard the accused threatening to kill the victim.
02. He [testified] under oath that the other man had hit him first.
03. I [testified] that he was with me at the time of the murder.
04. The President of the U.S. [testified] during the investigation that he hadn't had an affair with the woman.
05. The witness [testified] that he saw the defendant hit the victim repeatedly over the head with a piece of wood.
06. The hit man was given his freedom in return for [testifying] against the Mafia chief.
07. The teacher [testified] to the boy's honesty when he was accused of stealing from another student.
08. Thurgood Marshall once suggested that jurors who are opposed to capital punishment are more likely to believe that a defendant's failure to [testify] is indicative of his guilt.
09. When asked why he murdered his grandfather, Marc Shreuder [testified], "My mother asked me to."
10. Our legal system prohibits lawyers from [testifying] about confidential discussions with clients.
11. This newest exhibition of paintings [testifies] to her brilliance in depicting the quiet power of nature.
12. The more than 500 active volcanoes on earth [testify] to the dynamics of our planet.
13. The witness was asked to [testify] in court.
14. Numerous celebrities had been expected to [testify] during Michael Jackson's trial.

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  • testify — tes·ti·fy / tes tə ˌfī/ vb fied, fy·ing [Latin testificari, from testis witness] vi: to make a solemn declaration under oath or affirmation for the purpose of establishing a fact: give testimony vt: to declare in testimony tes·ti·fi·er n Merriam… …   Law dictionary

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • testify — UK US /ˈtestɪfaɪ/ verb [I or T] ► LAW to make a formal statement about something, especially in a court of law: testify that »He testified that the store owner had lied when he applied for the state license. »The senator testified to the House… …   Financial and business terms

  • Testify — Tes ti*fy, v. t. 1. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny. [1913 Webster] We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. John iii. 11. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • testify — late 14c., to serve as evidence of, from L. testificari bear witness, from testis witness (see TESTAMENT (Cf. testament)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Biblical sense of openly profess one s faith and devotion is… …   Etymology dictionary

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