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1. testify

verb. ['ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ'] give testimony in a court of law.

Synonyms

  • bear witness
  • attest
  • take the stand
  • declare

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • affirm
  • refrain
  • hide

Etymology

  • testifien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • testifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Testify

  • acidify
  • amplify
  • beatify
  • calcify
  • certify
  • clarify
  • classify
  • codify
  • crucify
  • decertify
  • declassify
  • deify
  • demystify
  • detoxify
  • dignify
  • disqualify
  • diversify
  • diversify
  • falsify
  • glorify

Example sentences of the word testify


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Whistleblowers are employees who report fraud or who testify about fraud.

2. Verb, base form
Lay out how you expect the trial to proceed and how you expect witnesses to testify.

3. Noun, singular or mass
They’ll testify on their behalf, too.

Quotes containing the word testify


1. I testify that inspiration can be the spring for every person's hope, guidance, and strength. It is one of the magnified treasures of life. It involves coming to the infinite knowledge of God.
- James E. Faust

2. Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn't sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship?
- Charles Duhigg

3. For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.
- Elie Wiesel, Night

2. testify

verb. ['ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ'] provide evidence for.

Synonyms

  • adduce
  • presume
  • bear witness
  • cite
  • attest
  • show
  • demonstrate
  • manifest
  • abduce
  • evidence
  • certify
  • inform

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • unobvious
  • circumstantial evidence
  • direct evidence

Etymology

  • testifien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • testifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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