(give) witness to


: to declare belief in (a god or religion)
They gave witness to their faith.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the prosecution's evidence didn't give the Vallow Daybell's defense, who did not call a single witness to testify, a leg to stand on, said John Delatorre, a forensic and disaster psychologist who has been following the case since its inception. USA TODAY, 12 May 2023 Police said the Major Case Unit is investigating the incident and asked anyone who was witness to the incident or has video of it to call 817-392-4438. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 20 Apr. 2023 Actress Tommy Dorfman, who publicly came out as a trans woman in 2021, was at the rally to speak and bear witness to the work of the youth organizers who had helped to create the event. Emma Specter, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2023 Perry's defense team will be calling Detective Fuggit, the lead investigator, as a witness to testify at trial because prosecutors do not intend to call him, O'Connell said. Paul Best, Fox News, 28 Mar. 2023 When her efforts earn the attention of a military official (Jorge A. Jimenez), Cielo, now sporting a bulletproof vest, bears witness to ruthless violence in the name of justice. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2023 Conway is the latest witness to meet with prosecutors. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 2 Mar. 2023 We are called to witness to history in its fullness, not weaponize it against fellow citizens. William A. Schambra And Bob Woodson, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2023 From his perch at that august museum, Mr. Harithas was both a witness to and a participant in the anti-Vietnam War protests unfolding nearby, including the teeming March on the Pentagon in 1967. Alex Williams, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2023 See More

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“(give) witness to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28give%29%20witness%20to. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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