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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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