attest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French attester, from Latin attestor (to witness to, bear witness), from at-, combining form of ad (to) + testor (to bear witness), from testis (a witness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈtɛst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Verb[edit]

attest (third-person singular simple present attests, present participle attesting, simple past and past participle attested)

  1. (transitive) To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine.
    When will the appraiser attest the date of the painting?
    • (Can we date this quote by Addison?)
      facts [] attested by particular pagan authors
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V iii 1 (Act ii in First Folio edition)
      Dishonour not your Mothers: now attest that those whom you call'd Fathers, did beget you.
  2. (transitive) To certify by signature or oath.
    You must attest your will in order for it to be valid.
  3. (transitive) To certify in an official capacity.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To supply or be evidence of.
    Her fine work attested her ability.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      The supplementary bibliography (in Vol. VI) attests to the comprehensiveness of the effort.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V Prologue (First Folio edition)
      O pardon : since a crooked Figure may / Attest in little place a Million, / And let us, Cyphers to this great Accompt, / On your imaginarie Forces worke.
  5. (transitive) To put under oath.
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To call to witness; to invoke.
    • Dryden
      The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state / Attests in oaths, and fears to violate.

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: at‧test

Noun[edit]

attest n (plural attesten, diminutive attestje n)

  1. certificate, attestation

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attestatum

Noun[edit]

attest m (definite singular attesten, indefinite plural attester, definite plural attestene)

  1. a certificate
  2. a testimonial

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attestatum

Noun[edit]

attest m (definite singular attesten, indefinite plural attestar, definite plural attestane)

  1. a certificate
  2. a testimonial

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

attest c

  1. certification, authorization; certificate

Declension[edit]

Declension of attest 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative attest attesten attester attesterna
Genitive attests attestens attesters attesternas

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