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Definition provide evidence of something — especially to say something under oath in a court of law
  • She testified against the robber.
testified = provided oral evidence in court
  • She can testify to the value of our product.
  • testify = provide evidence (to support something)
  • She testified that he struck her.
  • testified = gave oral evidence (told a court)
  • "The Lord has commanded me to testify," Dad said.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • testify = make a statement as evidence
  • Number one, the shrimper will testify that he saw Miss Clark boating toward the fire tower just before Chase fell to his death.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • testify = provide oral evidence in court
  • Tate testified that her right eye was blackened, that she was beaten around the...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • testified = said
  • "And Starr will have to testify to the grand jury," Daddy says.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • testify = provide oral evidence
  • She said she ... would testify that the Socs were drunk and looking for a fight and that you fought back in self-defense.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • testify = provide oral evidence in court
  • The woman testified in court.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • testified = provided evidence of something — especially oral evidence in court
  • All I can hope is that some day we'll get a new trial, and Perry will testify and tell the truth.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • testify = provide oral evidence in court
  • At least you're not nervous about testifying.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • testifying = providing oral evidence in court
  • Weren't the people Dad testified against sent to jail?
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • testified = provided oral evidence
  • ...they would lead with the other witnesses and somehow work it so I could testify on the second day.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • testify = provide oral evidence in court
  • I don't testify, and I remain anonymous.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • testify = provide oral evidence in court
  • And you—would you testify to this in court?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • testify = provide oral evidence (tell a court under oath)
  • They want me to testify against Bert.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • testify = provide oral evidence in court
  • ...when folks would stand up, as they felt the Lord called on them, and testify as to their sins and...
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • testify = make a statement as evidence
  • Mother finished the story by testifying: God had worked through her hands that night, she said.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • testifying = saying
  • "I am called of God to testify that disaster lies ahead of you," Dad said.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • testify = say
  • God had orchestrated all of it so we could denounce the Medical Establishment and testify of His power.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
testify = make a statement as evidence

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