give evidence


: to talk and answer questions about something especially in a court of law while formally promising that what one is saying is true : testify
You may be asked to give evidence at the trial.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He is also scheduled to give evidence in a claim against the publisher of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror over phone-hacking allegations. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2023 Judge Thomas Ellis will reportedly set a timetable this week for the suspect, 43-year-old Anne Sacoolas, to give evidence in a deposition ahead of a trial later this year. Imtiaz Tyab, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2021 Both Depp and Heard are expected to give evidence at the three-week trial, one of the first to be held in person since Britain began to lift its coronavirus lockdown. Jill Lawless, USA TODAY, 7 July 2020 Abedi’s younger brother Hashem was jailed for 55 years in 2020 for encouraging and helping him while a third, older brother, Ismail, was in July convicted in his absence of failing to attend the inquiry to give evidence, having fled Britain. Reuters, NBC News, 2 Mar. 2023 Morrison cooperated with the inquiry through his lawyers but did not personally give evidence. Rod Mcguirk, ajc, 25 Nov. 2022 The narrator of this novel is a British former soldier and recovering alcoholic, who becomes unhinged after a letter summons him to Belfast to give evidence to a commission investigating a tragic incident that occurred in 1982, during the Troubles. The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2022 The results give evidence that linking pediatricians to legal advocates paves the way to healthier kids, say authors Fink and Dr. Andrew Beck of Cincinnati Children's division of general and community pediatrics. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2022 If Will refuses, Henry will give evidence to the police that supposedly incriminates Will in a violent crime. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 25 Sep. 2020 See More

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“Give evidence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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