What is another word for testify?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛstɪfˌa͡ɪ] (IPA)

The word "testify" is often used in legal settings to describe giving a statement or evidence in court. However, there are numerous synonyms that can be used to convey a similar meaning, including "swear," "attest," "verify," "confirm," "affirm," "validate," "witness," "declare," and "certify." Each of these words connotes the idea of giving a truthful and reliable account of one's knowledge or experience. Additionally, some other synonyms for "testify" include "state," "assert," "allege," "proclaim," "avow," and "claim." Regardless of which synonym is used, the essential idea is that someone is providing information under oath that can be used in a legal proceeding.

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What are the opposite words for testify?

The word "testify" means to provide evidence or bear witness to something. Some antonyms for "testify" include deny, reject, disavow, disclaim, and repudiate. Denying something means to declare that it is not true, while rejecting something involves refusing to accept it. Disavowing something means to disown or reject it, while disclaiming involves denying responsibility or knowledge of something. Repudiating something means to reject it completely and declare that it is false. In contrast to testifying, these antonyms suggest a lack of belief or endorsement of something, instead indicating an unwillingness to confirm or acknowledge it.

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Usage examples for Testify

His whole function was to testify of Me.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Father-if-if-I had-been married to Richard-then would they make me go in court and testify against him?
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
And there is magic in a basin of cold water, as anyone can testify.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Testify

  • We were right about the slush fund. But Sloan did not testify about it to the Grand Jury.
    Benjamin C. Bradlee
  • A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences.
    Whittaker Chambers
  • I didn't volunteer; they asked me. I felt a duty to testify.
    Ramsey Clark
  • It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected character witnesses in all of U.S. history to testify that the primal urge has a most distinguished presidential pedigree.
    Joseph J. Ellis
  • I answered their questions truthfully and honestly, but I would prefer not to say more. I assume the information was routed back and that is why I was not called to testify.
    Jeff Gannon

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