attest

[uh-test]
verb (used with object)
1.
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.
2.
to give proof or evidence of; manifest: His works attest his industry.
3.
to put on oath.
verb (used without object)
4.
to testify or bear witness (often followed by to ): to attest to the reliability of an employee.
noun
5.
Archaic. witness; testimony; attestation.

Origin:
1590–1600; (< Middle French attester) < Latin attestārī to bear witness to, equivalent to at- at- + testārī (test(is) a witness + -ā- thematic vowel + -rī infinitive suffix)

attestable, adjective
attestant, noun
attester, attestor, attestator [uh-tes-tey-ter, at-e-stey-] , noun
attestive, adjective
reattest, verb (used with object)
unattested, adjective
well-attested, adjective
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attest (əˈtɛst)
 
vb (when intr, usually foll by to)
1.  (tr) to affirm the correctness or truth of
2.  to witness (an act, event, etc) or bear witness to (an act, event, etc) as by signature or oath
3.  (tr) to make evident; demonstrate: his life of luxury attests his wealth
4.  (tr) to provide evidence for: the marks in the ground attested the presence of a fossil
 
[C16: from Latin attestārī to prove, from testārī to bear witness, from testis a witness]
 
at'testable
 
adj
 
at'testant
 
n
 
at'tester
 
n
 
at'testor
 
n
 
at'testator
 
n
 
attestation
 
n

attested (əˈtɛstɪd)
 
adj
(Brit) (of cattle, etc) certified to be free from a disease, esp from tuberculosis

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attest
1540s, from M.Fr. attester, from O.Fr. atester (13c.) "affirm, attest," from L. attestari "confirm," lit. "bear witness to," from ad- "to" + testari "bear witness," from testis "witness" (see testament).
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Example sentences
As the scattered rock stars in the audience might have attested, you can't get
  any cooler than that.
The map at the beginning of the post shows the migrations of several
  historically attested people.
Its popularity is attested by the existence of the music to which it was sung
  in the first half of the thirteenth century.
Yet a detail of all miracles, though authentically attested, is not the design
  of this work.
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