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testify

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈtestɪfaɪ/
LAW to make a formal statement about something, especially in a court of law: testify that He testified that the store owner had lied when he applied for the state license. The senator testified to the House Committee on Financial Services.
to say that something is true: Managing people is not easy, as many new managers can testify.
Translations of “testify”
in Korean 증언하다…
in Arabic يَشهَد…
in French témoigner, attester…
in Turkish tanıklık yapmak, şahitlik etmek…
in Italian testimoniare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 證明,證實, 作證…
in Russian давать показания…
in Polish zeznawać…
in Spanish declarar, atestiguar, dar fe…
in Portuguese testemunhar, depor…
in German aussagen, bezeugen…
in Catalan testificar…
in Japanese (裁判で~を)証言する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 证明,证实, 作证…
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