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testify

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtes.tɪ.faɪ/ us  
C2 to speak seriously about something, especially in a law court, or to give or provide proof: [+ that] He testified that he had seen the man leaving the building around the time of the murder.
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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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