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Synonyms for witness
ˈwɪt nɪs

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Wiktionary

  1. witnessverb

    Synonyms:
    certify

  2. witnessverb

    To furnish proof of, to show.

    This certificate witnesses his presence on that day.

    Synonyms:
    certify

  3. witnessverb

    To take as evidence.

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

    Synonyms:
    certify

  4. witnessverb

    To see, note, or gain knowledge of.

    He witnessed the accident.

    Synonyms:
    certify

  5. witnessverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. witness, witnesser, informantnoun

    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, 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"

    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. witnessnoun

    testimony by word or deed to your religious faith

    Synonyms:
    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

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

  5. witnessverb

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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    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

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

    Synonyms:
    testimony, evidence, attestation, corroboration

  2. witnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    deponent, corroborator, eye-witness

  3. witnessverb

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

  4. witnessverb

    Synonyms:
    observe, see, take cognizance of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. witnessnoun

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

  2. witnessverb

    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 use witness in a sentence?

  1. The Times:

    John Dowd yesterday said -- I'll use John Dowd words rather than mine -- that White House Councel Don McGahn was a strong witness for the President, so I don't need to know much more about that.

  2. John Lewis:

    I can bear witness that the portrait painted of that time and place in our history is very real, it's seared in my memory, black men and women, our brothers and sisters, treated as second class citizens, threatened for raising their families or earning a living, beaten and sometimes killed for the crime of trying to live a life with dignity. Our nation bears the scars of that time, as do I.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

    She's a witness. She was the secretary of state. You have to talk to her, we've already talked to 50 people not named Clinton. We're going to talk to another couple of dozen not named Clinton.

  4. Tekla Senanayake:

    It's a great blessing to witness the sainthood of Father Joseph Vaz. It is something we can tell our grandchildren one day.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    If he wins, he will hijack the conservative cause, everyone running for president on the Republican side, as it relates to Donald Trump, is in the witness protection program.

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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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