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Definition of "attest" []

  • To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine: The date of the painting was attested by the appraiser. (verb-transitive)
  • To certify by signature or oath: attest a will. (verb-transitive)
  • To certify in an official capacity. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply or be evidence of: Her fine work attests her ability. See Synonyms at indicate. (verb-transitive)
  • To put under oath. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attest" in a sentence
  • "Winters can be treacherous and do a lot of damage to the pavement which, anyone driving that way can attest, is further damaged by all the semis travelling that way."
  • "Roger Stone, the legendary dirty-trickster and apostle in the Church of Richard Nixon — seriously, the dude has a Nixon tattoo on his spine, whichI can personally attest is among the most painful places to be tattooed — is having some doubts about his role in electing George W. Bush president."
  • "Our garden, as those of you who have seen it can attest, is not large and is mainly covered in decking."