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Meaning of TESTIFY

Pronunciation:  'testu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give testimony in a court of law
  2. [v]  provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

TESTIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: attest, bear witness, evidence, prove, show, take the stand
 See Also: abduce, adduce, certify, cite, declare, demonstrate, inform, manifest, vouch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tes"ti*fy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Testified}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Testifying}.] [OF. testifier, L. testificari; testis
    a witness + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {-fy}, and cf.
    {Attest}, {Contest}, {Detest}, {Protest}, {Testament}.]
    1. To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to
       establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of
       communicating to others a knowledge of something not known
       to them.
             Jesus . . . needed not that any should testify of
             man, for he knew what was in man.     --John ii. 25.
    2. (Law) To make a solemn declaration under oath or
       affirmation, for the purpose of establishing, or making
       proof of, some fact to a court; to give testimony in a
       cause depending before a tribunal.
             One witness shall not testify against any person to
             cause him to die.                     --Num. xxxv.
    3. To declare a charge; to protest; to give information; to
       bear witness; -- with against.
             O Israel, . . . I will testify against thee. --Ps.
                                                   l. 7.
             I testified against them in the day wherein they
             sold victuals.                        --Neh. xiii.
  2. \Tes"ti*fy\, v. t.
    1. To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony;
       to affirm or declare solemny.
             We speak that we do know, and testify that we have
             seen; and ye receive not our witness. --John iii.
    2. (Law) To affirm or declare under oath or affirmation
       before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact.
  3. \Tes"ti*fy\, adv.
    In a testy manner; fretfully; peevishly; with petulance.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are testifying in your dream, represents the truth or what you believe is true.