present participle of witness
as in attesting
to declare (something) to be true or genuine a notary public witnessing wills and other important documents

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as in testifying
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

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as in experiencing
to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it war changes anyone who has ever witnessed it first hand

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“Witnessing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/witnessing. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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