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- Attestation of a fact or event.
- She can bear witness, since she was there at the time.
- One who has a personal knowledge of something.
- As a witness to the event, I can tell you that he really said that.
- Someone called to give evidence in a court.
- The witness for the prosecution did not seem very credible.
- To furnish proof of, to show.
- This certificate witnesses his presence on that day.
- 1667: round he throws his baleful eyes / That witness'd huge affliction and dismay — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1 ll. 56-7
- To take note of.
- Witness the lack of growth despite his efforts.
- To see, note, or gain knowledge of.
- He witnessed the accident.
- To preach at someone.
- "I don't really want to be actively harrassed (I mean witnessed to) (...)"
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