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Definition 1: authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity - [verb of communication]

Samples where attest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I attest this signature

(attest is a kind of ...) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

"Before God I swear I am innocent"

(attest has a similar meaning as ...) establish or verify the usage of

"This word is not attested until 1993"

Definition 2: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes - [verb of communication]

Samples where attest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His high fever attested to his illness
  • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
  • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

Synonyms for attest in the sense of this definition

(attest is a kind of ...) provide evidence for

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

(... is a kind of attest ) establish the authenticity of something

(... is a kind of attest ) give evidence of the quality of

"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"

(... is a kind of attest ) give evidence of a certain behavior

"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"

(... is a kind of attest ) authenticate as a notary

"We had to have the signature notarized"

(... is a kind of attest ) demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

"Her strange behavior condemned her"

(attest has a similar meaning as ...) establish or verify the usage of

"This word is not attested until 1993"

Definition 3: give testimony in a court of law - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for attest in the sense of this definition

(attest is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of attest ) give personal assurance; guarantee

"Will he vouch for me?"

(attest belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: establish or verify the usage of - [verb of communication]

Samples where attest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This word is not attested until 1993

(attest is a kind of ...) give evidence of, as of records

"The diary shows his distress that evening"

(attest has a similar meaning as ...) authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity

"I attest this signature"

(attest has a similar meaning as ...) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication" "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

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