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Synonyms for witness
ˈwɪt nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. witness, witnesser, informant(noun)

    someone who sees an event and reports what happened

    Synonyms:
    attestant, watcher, attestator, informant, spectator, viewer, source, attestor, witnesser, looker

  2. spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker(noun)

    a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

    "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"

    Synonyms:
    sweetheart, beauty, viewer, stunner, smasher, watcher, informant, peach, looker, security guard, spectator pump, knockout, lulu, attestator, witnesser, mantrap, watchman, spectator, attestor, dish, ravisher, attestant

  3. witness(noun)

    testimony by word or deed to your religious faith

    Synonyms:
    attestant, watcher, attestator, informant, spectator, viewer, attestor, witnesser, looker

  4. witness, attestant, attestor, attestator(noun)

    (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature

    Synonyms:
    attestant, watcher, attestator, attester, informant, spectator, viewer, attestor, witnesser, looker

  5. witness(verb)

    (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law

    Synonyms:
    attestant, watcher, attestator, informant, spectator, viewer, attestor, witnesser, looker

  6. witness(verb)

    be a witness to

    "She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court"

    Synonyms:
    see, find

  7. witness, find, see(verb)

    perceive or be contemporaneous with

    "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, take in, figure, date, go out, find oneself, look, get, examine, get hold, run across, see to it, find, view, go steady, retrieve, get word, control, construe, rule, notice, meet, check, chance, determine, see, find out, reckon, project, come up, visualize, realise, fancy, encounter, escort, assure, envision, happen, watch, receive, visit, feel, run into, regard, incur, take care, come across, observe, get a line, go through, image, picture, get wind, ensure, attend, pick up, understand, experience, ascertain, catch, bump, visualise, consider, interpret, learn, realize, regain, obtain, discover, insure, hear

Wiktionary

  1. witness(verb)

    Synonyms:
    certify

  2. witness(verb)

    To furnish proof of, to show.

    This certificate witnesses his presence on that day.

    Synonyms:
    certify

  3. witness(verb)

    To take as evidence.

    As a witness to the event, I can tell you that he really said that.

    Synonyms:
    certify

  4. witness(verb)

    To see, note, or gain knowledge of.

    He witnessed the accident.

    Synonyms:
    certify

  5. witness(verb)

    Something that serves as evidence; a sign.

    I don't really want to be actively harrassed (I mean witnessed to) (...)\uE000152870

    Synonyms:
    certify

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. witness

    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.

    Synonyms:
    admit, aver, avouch, avow, confess, declare, knowledge, own, proclaim, profess, protest, testify

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. witness

    Synonyms:
    attestation, testimony, evidence, corroboration, cognizance, corroborator, eyewitness, spectator, auditor, testifier, voucher, earwitness

    Antonyms:
    invalidation, incognizance, refutation, ignorance, alien, ignoramus, stranger

Editors Contribution

  1. victimize

    to have no part in something and be completely innocent

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. witness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    testimony, evidence, attestation, corroboration

  2. witness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    deponent, corroborator, eye-witness

  3. witness(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attest, be a witness of, bear witness to

  4. witness(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    observe, see, take cognizance of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. witness(n)

    Synonyms:
    attestation, testimony, evidence, eye-witness, deponent, attestor

  2. witness(v)

    Synonyms:
    testify, bear witness, confirm, corroborate, attest

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. witness

    Synonyms:
    Diagnostic witness

How to pronounce witness?

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How to say witness in sign language?

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How to use witness in a sentence?

  1. Jerry Nadler:

    It is important to hear from Ms. Hicks, who was a key witness for the Special Counsel, ms. Hicks understands that Judiciary Committee will be free to pose questions as Judiciary Committee sees fit, including about her time on the Trump Campaign and her time in White House. Should there be a privilege or other objection regarding any question, we will attempt to resolve any disagreement while reserving our right to take any and all measures in response to unfounded privilege assertions.

  2. Alexander Vindman:

    Vindman was an important witness for Democrats during the House impeachment inquiry. Vindman raised concerns over Trumps July 25 phone call with Zelensky. During Vindmans testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, he drew applauseafter expressing his love for America, when asked how he overcame his fear of being retaliated against. Congressman, because this isAmerica.This is the country I have servedand defended, that all of mybrothers have served.And here, right matters, i knew I was assuming a lotof risks.[My father] deeply worried about [my testimony]. Because inhis context, it was theultimate risk.

  3. Phil Trieb:

    [I]f we won’t choose to pay the price of liberty, then by default we shall suffer the cost of servitude -- whether it be the iron chains of a tyrannical oligarchy or the regulatory chains of unelected, faceless bureaucrats. When we witness our neighbors abused by tyrants, will we skulk away and hope we’re not next? Or will we stand by them and challenge -- as freedom-loving Americans -- the tyranny of lawless leaders.

  4. Cleveland Police:

    It's always good to have a witness, but it's tough for a 10-year-old, especially being both a victim and a witness. But right now our guys are investigating.

  5. Lisa Houlette:

    I also have instructed all early voting workers, if a voter is uncomfortable that they are to cancel ballot immediately, and let them the voter cast again, and choose the machine of their choice. They can even get the clerk to act as a witness.


Translations for witness

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  • شاهدArabic
  • шаһитBashkir
  • prova, testimoni, evidència, atestat, veure, provar, testimoniatge, contemplar, testificarCatalan, Valencian
  • svědek, svědectvíCzech
  • vidneDanish
  • Zeuge, Zeugin, bezeugenGerman
  • ɖasedila, ɖaseɖiɖiEwe
  • μάρτυραςGreek
  • atestantoEsperanto
  • testigo, testimonio, testificar, prueba, probarSpanish
  • شاهدPersian
  • todistaja, todistaa, todistus, todiste, osoittaaFinnish
  • preuve, témoignage, témoigner, témoinFrench
  • fianaiseIrish
  • neach-fianais, fianaisScottish Gaelic
  • गवाहHindi
  • tanú, tanúság, fültanú, szemtanú, tanúsít, tanúságtételHungarian
  • հաստատել, ականատես, վկա, վկայություն, վկայելArmenian
  • saksiIndonesian
  • testimonianza, testimoniare, essere testimoneItalian
  • 目撃者, 証人, 証Japanese
  • 証人, 증인, 목격자, 目擊者Korean
  • mataaraMāori
  • getuige, getuigenisDutch
  • vitneNorwegian
  • świadectwo, świadekPolish
  • testemunho, provar, testemunha, testemunhar, prova, presenciarPortuguese
  • martorRomanian
  • понятой, свидетельство, подтвердить, очевидец, свидетель, подтверждать, свидетельница, свидетельстоватьRussian
  • svjedòčiti, svjèdok, svjedòkinja, svjedočánstvoSerbo-Croatian
  • svedkomSlovak
  • vittnesmål, vittne, vittna om, bevittnaSwedish
  • shahidiSwahili
  • సాక్షిTelugu
  • گواہUrdu

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