At"test" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attested; p. pr. & vb. n. Attesting.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness: cf. F. attester.]

1.

To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of record.

Facts . . . attested by particular pagan authors. Addison.

2.

To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.

3.

To call to witness; to invoke.

[Archaic]

The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. Dryden.

 

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At*test", n.

Witness; testimony; attestation.

[R.]

The attest of eyes and ears. Shak.

 

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