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


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.


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


To call to witness; to invoke.


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.


The attest of eyes and ears. Shak.


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