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witness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of witness

  1. something presented in support of the truth or accuracy of a claim the ruins are a compelling witness of the ancient civilization's cultural and aesthetic achievements Synonyms of witness attestation, confirmation, corroboration, documentation, evidence, substantiation, testament, testimonial, testimony, validation, voucher, proofWords Related to witness (the) goods; certificate, document, exhibit; demonstration, illustration; authentication, identification, manifestation, verificationNear Antonyms of witness rebuttal, refutation; accusation, allegation, charge; assumption, conjecture, guess, presumption, surmise, suspicionAntonyms of witness disproof


witness

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of witness

  1. 1 to declare (something) to be true or genuine a notary public witnessing wills and other important documents Synonyms of witness attest, authenticate, avouch, testify (to), vouch (for), certifyWords Related to witness guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, profess, vow

  2. 2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes witnessed the crime Synonyms of witness behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, seeWords Related to witness identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)Near Antonyms of witness disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook

  3. 3 to make a solemn declaration under oath for the purpose of establishing a fact I witnessed to the fact that I had seen them together that night Synonyms of witness attest, depose, swear, testifyWords Related to witness verify; vouch; promise, vow

  4. 4 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it war changes anyone who has ever witnessed it first hand Synonyms of witness endure, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, experienceWords Related to witness encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest

Synonym Discussion of witness

certify, attest, witness, vouch mean to testify to the truth or genuineness of something. certify usually applies to a written statement, especially one carrying a signature or seal.
    • certified that the candidate had met all requirements
attest applies to oral or written testimony usually from experts or witnesses.
    • attested to the authenticity of the document
witness applies to the subscribing of one's own name to a document as evidence of its genuineness.
    • witnessed the signing of the will
vouch applies to one who testifies as a competent authority or a reliable person.
    • willing to vouch for her integrity


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