to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, especially affirm in an official capacity:
to attest the truth of a statement.
to give proof or evidence of; manifest:
His works attest his industry.
to put on oath.
to testify or bear witness (often followed by to):
to attest to the reliability of an employee.
Archaic. witness; testimony; .
And yet there it was, and, by the slip of paper fastened to it, attesting a special notice.
Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
You say that you have a paper, signed by Jacob Morton, attesting your identity.
Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
Believe the evidence we cannot, yet we cannot doubt the good faith, the veracity of the attesting witnesses.
Cock Lane and Common-Sense Andrew Lang
Define and describe signing, attesting, and acknowledging a will.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various
I wrote also to the chief of our order, giving account of the whole matter, and attesting the innocence of Galli the scribe.
The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3) James Hogg
Know, then, that I have a copy of the genuine will, and the means of attesting it!
Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue Warren T. Ashton
It is soul-travail like His, attesting love like His; that wins all the victories in which He can rejoice.
Expositor’s Bible: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians James Denney
For instance—Were you not taken before an attesting Magistrate?
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, April 30, 1892 Various
In attesting Mr. Steele’s faith in his judgment and his friend, it will serve its author’s main and best ambition.
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians Ambrose Bierce
His new one was attesting its truth grandly; never had God’s help been more manifest to him than this morning.
Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers
(transitive) to affirm the correctness or truth of
when intr, usually foll by to. to witness (an act, event, etc) or bear witness to (an act, event, etc) as by signature or oath
(transitive) to make evident; demonstrate: his life of luxury attests his wealth
(transitive) to provide evidence for: the marks in the ground attested the presence of a fossil
1590s, from Middle French attester (Old French atester, 13c.) “affirm, attest,” from Latin attestari “confirm,” literally “bear witness to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + testari “bear witness,” from testis “witness” (see testament). Related: Attested; attesting.
to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, especially affirm in an official capacity: to attest the truth of a statement. to give proof or evidence of; manifest: His works attest his industry. to put on oath. to testify or bear witness (often […]
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