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Synonyms for witness
ˈwɪt nɪswit·ness

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  1. witnessverb


  2. witnessverb

    To furnish proof of, to show.

    This certificate witnesses his presence on that day.


  3. witnessverb

    To take as evidence.

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


  4. witnessverb

    To see, note, or gain knowledge of.

    He witnessed the accident.


  5. witnessverb

    To present personal religious testimony; to preach at (someone) or on behalf of.

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


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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. witness, witnesser, informantnoun

    someone who sees an event and reports what happened

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

  2. spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, lookernoun

    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"

    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. witnessnoun

    testimony by word or deed to your religious faith

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

  4. witness, attestant, attestor, attestatornoun

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

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

  5. witnessverb

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

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

  6. witnessverb

    be a witness to

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

    see, find

  7. witness, find, seeverb

    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"

    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

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. witnessnoun

    testimony, evidence, attestation, corroboration

  2. witnessnoun

    deponent, corroborator, eye-witness

  3. witnessverb

    attest, be a witness of, bear witness to

  4. witnessverb

    observe, see, take cognizance of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. witnessnoun

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

  2. witnessverb

    testify, bear witness, confirm, corroborate, attest

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. witness

    Diagnostic witness

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How to use witness in a sentence?


    We're going to witness a never before phenomenon in the coming century with more souls manifesting in human form who will shun mediocrity and mind's dominance and will live life to the fullest to the hearts content, transforming our planet into a paradise!” Get ready.

  2. Jerrold Nadler:

    We've been very clear. Barr has to come. He has to testify. It's none of the business of a witness to try to dictate to a congressional committee what our procedures for questioning him are, he is supposed to show up on Thursday and we will take whatever action we have to take if he doesn't.

  3. John Dean:

    The last time I appeared before your Committee was July 11, 1974, during the impeachment inquiry of Richard Nixon. Clearly, Im not here today as a fact witness, in many ways, the Mueller report is to President Trump, what the so-called Watergate roadmap was to President Richard Nixon.

  4. Jim Jordan:

    Democrats don't want to call him as the first witness, even though he was the first witness to be deposed.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The eyes are the witness of beauty and hideosity; similarly, the ears are the witness of wisdom and stupidity.

Translations for witness

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  • شاهدArabic
  • шаһитBashkir
  • testimoni, veure, provar, evidència, testimoniatge, contemplar, atestat, testificar, provaCatalan, Valencian
  • svědectví, svědekCzech
  • vidneDanish
  • Zeuge, bezeugen, ZeuginGerman
  • ɖaseɖiɖi, ɖasedilaEwe
  • μάρτυραςGreek
  • atestantoEsperanto
  • prueba, testificar, probar, testimonio, testigoSpanish
  • شاهدPersian
  • todistaa, todistaja, todistus, todiste, osoittaaFinnish
  • témoignage, témoigner, témoin, preuveFrench
  • fianaiseIrish
  • neach-fianais, fianaisScottish Gaelic
  • गवाहHindi
  • tanúsít, szemtanú, tanúságtétel, fültanú, tanú, tanúságHungarian
  • վկայել, վկայություն, ականատես, հաստատել, վկաArmenian
  • saksiIndonesian
  • essere testimone, testimoniare, testimonianzaItalian
  • 証人, 証, 目撃者Japanese
  • 証人, 목격자, 目擊者, 증인Korean
  • mataaraMāori
  • getuigenis, getuigeDutch
  • vitneNorwegian
  • świadectwo, świadekPolish
  • prova, testemunhar, presenciar, provar, testemunha, testemunhoPortuguese
  • martorRomanian
  • свидетельстовать, свидетельница, понятой, подтверждать, свидетельство, свидетель, очевидец, подтвердитьRussian
  • svjèdok, svjedòčiti, svjedočánstvo, svjedòkinjaSerbo-Croatian
  • svedkomSlovak
  • vittnesmål, bevittna, vittna om, vittneSwedish
  • shahidiSwahili
  • సాక్షిTelugu
  • گواہUrdu

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