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Synonyms for testify
ˈtɛs təˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. testify, attest, take the stand, bear witness(verb)

    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, show(verb)

    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


  1. testify(verb)

    bear witness

  2. testify(verb)

    to make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath

    bear witness

  3. testify(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. testify(v. n.)

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

  2. testify(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. testify(v)

    depose, attest, asseverate, verify

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    attest, declare, witness, vouch, testifies, demonstrate

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How to use testify in a sentence?

  1. Jerry Nadler:

    If the President thinks the call was perfect and there is nothing to hide then he would turn over the thousands of pages of documents requested by Congress, allow witnesses to testify instead of blocking testimony with baseless privilege claims, and provide any exculpatory information that refutes the overwhelming evidence of his abuse of power.

  2. David Gergen:

    Increasingly, it appears with General Flynn now saying he would testify if granted immunity, that really suggests very heavily there is definitely fire and what we have been seeing over the last few weeks is an attempt to cover up fire with smoke.

  3. House Energy and Commerce Committee:

    This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data privacy issues and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online. We appreciate Mr. Zuckerberg’s willingness to testify before the committee, and we look forward to him answering our questions.

  4. Gloria Allred:

    After his long period of public silence, we would hope that he would welcome this opportunity to testify fully and completely and give his side of the story.

  5. Dianne Feinstein:

    For Republicans to schedule a Friday vote on Brett Kavanaughtoday, two days before Dr.BlaseyFord has had a chance to tell her story, is outrageous, first Republicans demanded Dr.BlaseyFord testify immediately. Now Republicans don’t even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote.

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