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Synonyms for testify
ˈtɛs təˌfaɪtes·ti·fy

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  1. testifyverb

    bear witness

  2. testifyverb

    to make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath

    bear witness

  3. testifyverb

    to make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith

    bear witness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. testify

    Acknowledge, admit, and declare refer either to oneself or to others; all the other words refer only to one's own knowledge or action. To avow is to declare boldly and openly, commonly as something one is ready to justify, maintain, or defend. A man acknowledges another's claim or his own promise; he admits an opponent's advantage or his own error; he declares either what he has seen or experienced or what he has received from another; he avers what he is sure of from his own knowledge or consciousness; he gives his assurance as the voucher for what he avouches; he avows openly a belief or intention that he has silently held. Avow and avouch take a direct object; aver is followed by a conjunction: a man avows his faith, avouches a deed, avers that he was present. Avow has usually a good sense; what a person avows he at least does not treat as blameworthy, criminal, or shameful; if he did, he would be said to confess it; yet there is always the suggestion that some will be ready to challenge or censure what one avows; as, the clergyman avowed his dissent from the doctrine of his church. Own applies to all things, good or bad, great or small, which one takes as his own. Compare CONFESS; STATE.

    admit, aver, avouch, avow, confess, declare, knowledge, own, proclaim, profess, protest, witness

    contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, ignore, repudiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. testify

    depose, swear, declare, witness, protest, affirm, verify, attest, confirm, certify, asseverate

    misdeclare, misaffirm, misdepose, mistestify, falsify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. testify, attest, take the stand, bear witnessverb

    give testimony in a court of law

    demonstrate, take the stand, evidence, show, attest, certify, manifest, bear witness, prove

  2. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showverb

    provide evidence for

    "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

    attest, express, rise, leaven, demo, try, exhibit, register, show, establish, depict, test, evidence, try out, tell, present, read, point, examine, indicate, take the stand, record, picture, certify, usher, designate, essay, raise, render, evince, prove, shew, turn out, demonstrate, manifest, show up, turn up, bear witness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. testifyverb

    depose, state, affirm, declare, DEPONE, protest, bear witness

  2. testifyverb

    attest, depose, state, declare, affirm, bear witness to, vouch for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. testifyverb

    depose, attest, asseverate, verify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "testify":

    attest, declare, witness, vouch, testifies, demonstrate

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  1. Lindsey Graham:

    I expect them to take some time, but Judiciary has control over the FBI--oversight. So I have said, OK, let's keep the committee process in place, regular order, so if the FBI runs over to the Intel committee and they testify there, and they don't respond to my letter, I think that's a mistake, because the FBI is under our jurisdiction.

  2. Neil Saunders:

    Amazon will not necessarily be spooked by the increase in costs, indeed, it sees the higher shipping expense as an investment in the Prime platform and as a way to retain the loyalty of its shoppers. As the top line results testify, there is some merit in this argument.

  3. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    I think that these questions just show again why we need the full Robert Mueller report... with all the underlying documents released, it would also answer the question of why the summaries that were allegedly prepared by Robert Mueller team were not released. All these questions would be answered by releasing the report. And yes, I think it's inevitable that Robert Mueller is going to testify at some point, but the first thing we need is the release of the report and the documents.

  4. Joe Nguyen:

    We have more access to legislators than you’ve never seen before, we’re seeing thousands of people coming to testify for the very first time.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    That's ultimately a question for the committee chairman, Lindsey Graham, but, but I'd like to see Rudy testify.

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