Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Attest (Page: 99)

At"test" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attested; p. pr. & vb. n. Attesting.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness: cf. F. attester.]

1. To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of record.

Facts . . . attested by particular pagan authors. Addison.

2. To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.

3. To call to witness; to invoke. [Archaic]

The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. Dryden.

Attest (Page: 99)

At*test", n. Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.]

The attest of eyes and ears. Shak.