- The definition of attest is to affirm something to be true or to authenticate.
An example of attest is to prove to a college what an excellent candidate a student is for the school.
attest definition by Webster's New World
- to declare to be true or genuine
- to certify by oath or signature
- to serve as proof of; demonstrate; make clear
- to place (a person) on oath
- Linguis. to verify the existence of (a form believed to have occurred in a language): an attested form is written in an etymology without an asterisk before it
Origin: French attester ; from Classical Latin attestari ; from ad-, to plush testari, to bear witness ; from testis, a witness: see testify
attest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb at·test·ed, at·test·ing, at·tests verb, transitive
- To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine: The date of the painting was attested by the appraiser.
- a. To certify by signature or oath: attest a will.b. To certify in an official capacity.
- To supply or be evidence of: Her fine work attests her ability. See Synonyms at indicate.
- To put under oath.
Origin: Latin attestārī : ad-, ad- + testārī, to be witness (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).
- at·testˈant noun
- atˌtes·taˈtion noun
- at·testˈer, at·tesˈtor noun
attest - Business Definition
attest - Legal Definition
- To bear witness; testify.
- To affirm as accurate, genuine, or true.
- To certify by oath or signature.
- To affirm a document’s authenticity by signing it as a witness to its execution by another person.