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testify

US [ˈtestɪˌfaɪ]
UK [ˈtestɪfaɪ]
  • v.证明;证实;(尤指出庭)作证;见证(上帝的存在)
  • Web表明;声明;做证
Simple Present:testifies  Present Participle:testifying  Past Tense:testified  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(尤指出庭)作证to make a statement that sth happened or that sth is true, especially as a witness in court
She refused to testify against her husband.
她拒绝出庭作证指控丈夫。
There are several witnesses who will testify for the defence.
有几名证人愿意为被告作证。
He was summoned to testify before a grand jury about his role in the affair.
他被传唤出庭在大陪审团前就他在这一事件中的角色作证。
Evans testified to receiving $200 000 in bribes.
埃文斯出庭证实了收受 20 万元贿赂的事情。
He testified (that) he was at the theatre at the time of the murder.
他作证声称凶杀案发生时自己正在剧院。
‘I was approached by a man I did not recognize,’ she testified.
“一个我不认识的男人和我接洽过。”她作供说。
2.
[t]
~ (that)…
证实;证明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.
写作或拼写不好的年轻人太多了,这一点雇主都会证明。
3.
[i]
见证(上帝的存在)to express your belief in God publicly

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