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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 attestation, confirmation, corroboration, documentation, evidence, substantiation, testament, testimonial, testimony, validation, voucher, proofRelated Words (the) goods; certificate, document, exhibit; demonstration, illustration; authentication, identification, manifestation, verificationNear Antonyms rebuttal, refutation; accusation, allegation, charge; assumption, conjecture, guess, presumption, surmise, suspicionAntonyms 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 attest, authenticate, avouch, testify (to), vouch (for), certifyRelated Words 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 behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, seeRelated Words 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 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 attest, depose, swear, testifyRelated Words 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 endure, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, experienceRelated Words encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest



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