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Meaning of ATTEST

Pronunciation:  u'test

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
  2. [v]  establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
  3. [v]  provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
  4. [v]  give testimony in a court of law

ATTEST is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: take the stand
 See Also: affirm, assert, authenticate, aver, avow, bear witness, condemn, declare, notarise, notarize, prove, reflect, show, swan, swear, testify, verify, vouch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \At"test"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attested}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Attesting}.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness:
    cf. F. attester.]
    1. To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or
       genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of
             Facts . . . attested by particular pagan authors.
    2. To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra
       attest its ancient magnificence.
    3. To call to witness; to invoke. [Archaic]
             The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state
             Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. --Dryden.
  2. \At*test"\, n.
    Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.]
          The attest of eyes and ears.             --Shak.
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