Attest meaning

ə-tĕst
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.

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To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine.

The date of the painting was attested by the appraiser.

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To put under oath.
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To declare to be true or genuine.
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To certify by oath or signature.
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To bear witness; give testimony.

Attested to their good faith.

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(archaic) Attestation.
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To serve as proof of; demonstrate; make clear.
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To place (a person) under oath.
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(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.

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To bear witness; certify or testify (to)
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To bear witness; testify.
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To affirm as accurate, genuine, or true.
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To certify by oath or signature.
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To affirm a document’s authenticity by signing it as a witness to its execution by another person.
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To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine.

When will the appraiser attest the date of the painting?

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You must attest your will in order for it to be valid.

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To certify in an official capacity.
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To supply or be evidence of.

Her fine work attested her ability.

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To put under oath.
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To call to witness; to invoke.
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Origin of attest

  • Latin attestārī ad- ad- testārī to be witness (from testis witness trei- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French attester, from Latin attestor (“to witness to, bear witness”), from at-, combining form of ad (“to”) + testor (“to bear witness”), from testis (“a witness”).

    From Wiktionary