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English definition of “witness”

witness

verb [T] (HAPPEN)    /ˈwɪt.nəs/ formal
When a place or period witnesses a particular event, the event happens in that place or during that period: This university has witnessed quite a few changes over the years. The past few years have witnessed momentous changes throughout Eastern Europe.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of witness verb (HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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