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Meaning of “attest” in the English Dictionary

"attest" in British English

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attestverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈtest/ formal
to show something or to say or ​prove that something is ​true: Thousands of ​people came out onto the ​streets to attest ​theirsupport for the ​democraticoppositionparty. The ​number of ​oldGermancars still on the ​road attests (to) the ​excellence of ​theirmanufacture. As his ​career attests, he is a ​world-classtennisplayer.specialized The will ​needs to be attested (= ​officiallymarked to show that the ​signature of the ​person who made the will is ​correct) by three ​witnesses.
(Definition of attest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attest" in American English

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attestverb

 us   /əˈtest/
(of a ​person) to ​state with ​authority that something is ​true, or (of a ​situation or ​event) to show that something is ​likely to be ​true: [+ that clause] As one who ​worked there for ​years, I can attest that ​applications are ​carefullyreviewed. [I] Her ​wealth was attested to by her ​furcoat and ​designershoes.
(Definition of attest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attest" in Business English

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attestverb

uk   us   /əˈtest/ formal
[T] LAW to ​sign a ​document to show that you were ​present when it was ​signed by someone else: The will must be attested by two ​witnesses. The ​statement was ​signed and attested by a high ​courtjudge.
[I] LAW to say ​officially that something is ​true or ​accurate: attest to doing sth Couples must attest to being in a ​committedrelationship.attest to sth The ​commissiondemands that Chief Financial Officers personally attest to the ​accuracy of their ​financialstatements.
[I] to show that something is ​true: attest to sth The ​decline in ​sales attests to the fact that the ​product is out of ​date.
attestation
noun [C or U]
The ​report contains an auditor's attestation.
(Definition of attest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “attest”
in Chinese (Simplified) 表明, 证明, 证实…
in Turkish bildirmek, açıklamak, göstermek…
in Russian удостоверять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表明, 證明, 證實…
in Polish potwierdzać, zaświadczyć…
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