testify

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English testifien, borrowed from Old French testifier, from Latin testificārī, present active infinitive of testificor (I bear witness), from testis (a witness) + facere (to make). See -fy.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛstɪfaɪ/
  • Hyphenation: tes‧ti‧fy
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

VerbEdit

testify (third-person singular simple present testifies, present participle testifying, simple past and past participle testified) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. To make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath.
  2. To make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith.

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