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English verb: bear witness

1. bear witness (communication) provide evidence for

SamplesThe blood test showed that he was the father.
Her behavior testified to her incompetence.

Synonymsevidence, prove, show, testify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)abduce, adduce, attest, certify, cite, demonstrate, evidence, manifest, presume

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. bear witness (communication) give testimony in a court of law

Synonymsattest, take the stand, testify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)declare

Narrower (hyponym)vouch

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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