- To obtest is to beg.
An example of to obtest is to get on your hands and knees to ask for something.
- to beg for; beseech; supplicate
- to call to witness
Origin: L obtestari from ob- (see ob-) plush testari, to witness from testis, a witness: see testify
- obtestation noun
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transitive verb ob·test·ed, ob·test·ing, ob·tests
Origin: Latin obtestārī : ob-, to; see ob- + testārī, to call as a witness (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).
- obˌtes·taˈtion noun