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Webster 1913 Edition


Attest

At′test′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Attested
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Attesting
.]
[L.
attestari
;
ad
+
testari
to bear witness: cf. F.
attester
.]
1.
To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine;
as, to
attest
the truth of a writing, a copy of record
.
Facts . . .
attested
by particular pagan authors.
Addison.
2.
To give proof of; to manifest;
as, the ruins of Palmyra
attest
its ancient magnificence
.
3.
To call to witness; to invoke.
[Archaic]
The sacred streams which Heaven’s imperial state
Attests
in oaths, and fears to violate.
Dryden.

At-test′

,
Noun.
Witness; testimony; attestation.
[R.]
The
attest
of eyes and ears.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Attest

ATTEST'

,
Verb.
T.
[L. attestor; of ad and testor, to affirm or bear witness, from testis. See Testify.]
1.
To bear witness; to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; to make a solemn declaration in words or writing, to support a fact; appropriately used the affirmation of persons in their official capacity; as, to attest the truth of a writing; to attest a copy of record. Persons also attest writings by subscribing their names.
2.
To bear witness, or support the truth of a fact, by other evidence than words; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.
3.
To call to witness; to invoke as conscious.
The sacred streams which heaven's imperial state Attests in oaths, and fears to violate.

ATTEST'

,
Noun.
Witness; testimony; attestation. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


Attest

Attest

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German

Noun

Attest n (genitive Attests or Attestes, plural Atteste)

  1. medical certificate

attest

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English

Verb

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

  1. To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine.
    When will the appraiser attest the date of the painting?
    • Addison
      facts [] attested by particular pagan authors
    • 1599Shakespeare, 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. To certify by signature or oath
    You must attest your will in order for it to be valid.
  3. To certify in an official capacity.
  4. 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.
    • 1599Shakespeare, 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. To put under oath.
  6. 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

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: at‧test

Noun

attest n (plural attesten, diminutive attestje n)

  1. certificate, attestation

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin attestatum

Noun

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

  1. a certificate
  2. a testimonial

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin attestatum

Noun

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

  1. a certificate
  2. a testimonial

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Swedish

Noun

attest c

  1. certification, authorization; certificate

Declension

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

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