give evidence

idiom

: 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.

Examples of give evidence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ideally, decisions about employees slated to give evidence should be made by an independent body such as a board, not the boss who is under investigation. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, 3 June 2024 According to Reuters, Harry is the first senior member of the British royal family to give evidence in court in 130 years. Maria Mercedes Lara, Peoplemag, 7 June 2023 Prince Harry may be called to give evidence in London court next year after losing an attempt to have the Mail on Sunday's defense of his libel lawsuit thrown out. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 No date has been set for the trial, where Prince Harry could give evidence. Jill Lawless, Fortune Europe, 13 Nov. 2023 Syrian refugees who give evidence or speak to the media risk being deported to Syria, as has already occurred in Turkey and Lebanon. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Oct. 2023 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 The musician appeared via video link from Monaco to give evidence in the trial. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 18 Aug. 2023 The remarkable performance drew criticism — and raised questions about why the athlete, who did not give evidence of any background in elite athletics, was representing Somalia in the first place. Eve Sampson, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023

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“Give evidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20evidence. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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