Definition of bear witness
1 : to show that something exists or is true —+ to His success bears witness to the value of hard work. Rising ticket sales bear witness to the band's popularity.
2 formal : to make a statement saying that one saw or knows something asked to bear witness to the facts She was accused of bearing false witness at the trial.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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 move while holding up and supporting (something)
: to be equipped or furnished with (something)
: behave, conduct
: attestation of a fact or event : testimony
: one that gives evidence
: one who testifies in a cause or before a judicial tribunal
: to testify to : attest
: to act as legal witness of
: to furnish proof of : betoken
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