Variant of testify
- to make a serious declaration to substantiate a fact; bear witness or give evidence, esp. under oath in court
- to be evidence or an indication: a look testifying to his impatience
Origin: Middle English testifien from Classical Latin testificari from testis, a witness (prob. from an unverified form tri-sto-, standing as a third from tri-, tri- plush base of stare, stand) plush facere, to make, do
- to bear witness to; affirm; declare, esp. under oath in court
- to be evidence of; indicate
- Archaic to profess or proclaim publicly
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