- IPA: /əˈtɛst/
attest (attests, present participle attesting; past and past participle attested)
- (transitive) To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine.
- When will the appraiser attest the date of the painting?
- 1730, Joseph Addison, The Evidences Of The Christian Religion
- facts […] attested by particular pagan authors
- 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V iii 1 (Act ii in First Folio edition)
- Dishonour not your Mothers: now attest that those whom you call'd Fathers, did beget you.
- (transitive) To certify by signature or oath.
- You must attest your will in order for it to be valid.
- (transitive) To certify in an official capacity.
- (ambitransitive) To supply or be evidence of.
- Her fine work attested her ability.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page viii:
- The supplementary bibliography (in Vol. VI) attests to the comprehensiveness of the effort.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V Prologue (First Folio edition)
- O pardon : since a crooked Figure may / Attest in little place a Million, / And let us, Cyphers to this great Accompt, / On your imaginarie Forces worke.
- (transitive) To put under oath.
- (transitive, obsolete) To call to witness; to invoke.
- The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state / Attests in oaths, and fears to violate.