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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
testify /'testifai/
  • ngoại động từ
    • chứng tỏ, tỏ ra, biểu lộ, chứng thực
      • hes tears testified her grief: những giọt nước mắt biểu lộ nỗi đau buồn của cô ta
    • chứng nhận, xác nhận
    • nội động từ
      • (pháp lý) khai, làm chứng, chứng nhân
        • to testify against: làm chứng chống, làm chứng buộc tội
    Concise Dictionary
    +give testimony in a court of law
    +provide evidence for

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    state, aver, assert, attest, swear, say, affirm, declare, give evidence or testimony, bear witness, avow, vouchsafe, proclaim, announce:
    He testified that he saw you there. Is your mother going to testify at the trial? The fingerprints testify to the fact that she was here.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb (testifies, testifying, testified, testified)
    1 ~ (against / for sb)
    ~ (to / about sth) to make a statement that sth happened or that sth is true, especially as a WITNESS in a court of law: [V] She refused to testify against her husband. + There are several witnesses who will testify for the defence. + He was summoned to testify before a grand jury. + [V (that)] He testified (that) he was at the theatre at the time of the murder. [also V speech]
    2 [V (that)] to say that you believe sth is true because you have evidence of it: Too many young people are unable to write or spell well, as employers will testify.
    3 [V] (especially AmE) to express your belief in God publicly
    Phrasal Verbs: testify to sth (formal) to show or be evidence that sth is true
    Synonym: EVIDENCE
    The film testifies to the courage of ordinary people during the war.
    Collocation Dictionary


    be prepared to, be willing to | be unwilling to, refuse to | call sb to, force sb to
    The president's former aides were called to testify at his trial.


    She refused to testify against her brother.
    | before
    She was unwilling to testify before Congress.
    | for
    a Mafia member who was prepared to testify for the authorities
    | to
    A senior officer testified to the existence of police hit squads. A large number of witnesses testified to the tribunal.


    testify in court

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