|1.||[ verb ] provide evidence for; stand as proof of|
|Synonyms:||evidence manifest certify demonstrate|
"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"
|Related terms:||testify condemn notarize authenticate reflect reflect evidence documentation attestation|
|2.||[ verb ] authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity|
"I attest this signature"
|Related terms:||affirm attestant|
|3.||[ verb ] (law) give testimony in a court of law|
|Synonyms:||testify bear_witness take_the_stand|
|Related terms:||declare declare vouch law testimony testimony testifier|
|4.||[ verb ] establish or verify the usage of|
"This word is not attested until 1993"