give evidence

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

evidence play
  1. : an outward sign : indication

  2. : something that furnishes proof : testimony

  3. : one who bears witness

  1. : to offer evidence of : prove, evince


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