Definition of bear witness
- His success bears witness to the value of hard work.
- Rising ticket sales bear witness to the band's popularity.
- asked to bear witness to the facts
- She was accused of bearing false witness at the trial.
: any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh
: a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person
: to accept or allow oneself to be subjected to especially without giving way
: to call for as suitable or essential
: assume, accept
: attestation of a fact or event : testimony
: one that gives evidence
: one asked to be present at a transaction so as to be able to testify to its having taken place
: to testify to : attest
: to act as legal witness of
: to furnish proof of : betoken
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