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English definition of “witness”
/ˈwɪt·nəs/ v [T] (BE THE PERSON WHO SEES)
› to see something happen: We were there at the time and witnessed the accident. The university has witnessed (= experienced) quite a few changes over the years. › Witness also means to show or give proof of something: The program aroused strong feelings, as witnessed by the number of letters the station received. Rock music is becoming a health problem – witness the loss of hearing (= for proof, look at the loss of hearing) in some of our youth. › If you are asked to witness an event, you are asked to be present at it and sign your name to prove that things have been done correctly.