Definition of testify
< Middle English testifien < Old French testifier < Latin testificari ("to bear witness") < testis ("a witness") + facere ("to make").
to testify (third-person singular simple present testifies, present participle testifying, simple past and past participle testified) (intransitive or transitive)
- to make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath
- to make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith
- testify in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- testify in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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