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1. witness

verb. ['ˈwɪtnəs'] be a witness to.

Synonyms

  • watch

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • rush

Etymology

  • witnesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • witnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Witness

  • fitness

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Example sentences of the word witness


1. Verb, base form
Take some time to watch your birds and you're likely to witness feather-pecking in action.

2. Adjective
The officer includes in the report facts, witness statements and often her own opinions about what happened.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Advise each witness you are taking the case to court; the persons must be present at hearings.

Quotes containing the word witness


1. Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.
- Arthur Erickson

2. What’s the point of being the first to arrive? Nobody is there to witness your commitment.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Success, after all, loves a witness, but failure can't exist without one.
- Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

2. witness

noun. ['ˈwɪtnəs'] someone who sees an event and reports what happened.

Synonyms

  • observer
  • verbalizer
  • deponent
  • percipient
  • perceiver
  • verbaliser
  • witnesser
  • utterer
  • deposer
  • testifier
  • informant
  • speaker
  • talker
  • beholder
  • attestant

Antonyms

  • respect
  • exclude
  • disrespect
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • witnesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • witnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. witness

verb. ['ˈwɪtnəs'] perceive or be contemporaneous with.

Synonyms

  • learn
  • go through
  • find
  • see
  • experience
  • get a line
  • discover
  • hear
  • catch
  • find out
  • get word
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • lower
  • deteriorate
  • worsen
  • sell

Etymology

  • witnesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • witnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. witness

noun. ['ˈwɪtnəs'] a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind).

Synonyms

  • perceiver
  • rubbernecker
  • eyewitness
  • Peeping Tom
  • peeper
  • spectator
  • looker
  • gawker
  • cheerer
  • onlooker
  • theatregoer
  • motion-picture fan
  • rubberneck
  • spy
  • looker-on
  • bystander
  • watcher
  • beholder
  • moviegoer
  • browser
  • starer
  • viewer
  • percipient
  • theatergoer
  • playgoer
  • voyeur
  • ogler

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • idle
  • lose
  • stay

Etymology

  • witnesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • witnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. witness

noun. ['ˈwɪtnəs'] testimony by word or deed to your religious faith.

Synonyms

  • shahadah

Antonyms

  • undiscerning
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • witnesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • witnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. witness

noun. ['ˈwɪtnəs'] (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature.

Synonyms

  • attestor
  • signer
  • signatory
  • attestant

Antonyms

  • spiritualize
  • gladden
  • inexperience
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • witnesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • witnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. witness

noun. ['ˈwɪtnəs'] (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • lay witness
  • material witness
  • hostile witness
  • character witness
  • person
  • individual
  • expert witness
  • adverse witness
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • expert witness
  • repel
  • get off
  • detach

Etymology

  • witnesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • witnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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