Definition of Bear witness

1. Verb. Provide evidence for. "They bear witness that there was a traffic accident "; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Exact synonyms: Evidence, Prove, Show, Testify
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Attest, Certify, Demonstrate, Evidence, Manifest, Presume, Abduce, Adduce, Cite
Generic synonyms: Inform
Derivative terms: Evidence, Evidence, Evidence, Testifier, Testimony, Testimony

2. Verb. Give testimony in a court of law. "They bear witness that there was a traffic accident "
Exact synonyms: Attest, Take The Stand, Testify
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Declare
Specialized synonyms: Vouch
Derivative terms: Attestant, Attestation, Testifier, Testimony, Testimony, Testimony

Definition of Bear witness

1. Verb. To deliver a testimony, especially as witness ¹

2. Verb. To prove, demonstrate ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear Witness

bear off
bear off from
bear on
bear out
bear paw
bear pit
bear pits
bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up
bear upon
bear walker
bear with
bear witness (current term)
bearberry willow

Literary usage of Bear witness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Touching letters written at this period bear witness to the affection which existed between Parr and his former pupil (PARK, Works, i. 4CS-5). ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"... by which all things were made, ' which lighteth every man that cometh into the world; which light there was a man sent from God to bear witness of, ..."

3. Representative English Plays: From the Middle Ages to the End of the by John Strong Perry Tatlock, Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"That I can bear witness to. They are missing, and not to be found, I'll take my oath on 't ! ... Can you bear witness that you're no better than a fool? ..."

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