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; .
I cannot summon Carwin to my bar, and make him the attestor of my innocence, and the accuser of himself.
Wieland; or The Transformation Charles Brockden Brown
(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.
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the part of a building, especially of a house, directly under a roof; garret. a room or rooms in an attic. a low story or decorative wall above an entablature or the main cornice of a building. Anatomy. the upper part of the tympanic cavity of the ear. of, relating to, or characteristic of Greece […]
- Attic base
(in classical architecture) a base for a column, consisting of an upper and a lower torus separated by a scotia between two fillets.
- Attic order
noun a low pilaster of any order set into the cornice of a building