- 1give evidence as a witness in a law court
- 2declare one's religious faith or loyalty
Using testify: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "testify" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
He was asked to testify against his former boss.
The witness testified that she saw the defendant at the scene of the crime.
She will testify in court tomorrow.
I testify that I have never seen him before.
testify Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with testify
The success of the project testifies to the hard work of the team.
He refused to testify against his friends.
Several people came forward to testify to his honesty and integrity.
Origins of testify
from Latin 'testis', meaning 'witness'
Summary: testify in Brief
To 'testify' [ˈtɛstɪfaɪ] means to give evidence as a witness in a law court, or to declare one's religious faith or loyalty. It can be used in phrases like 'testify to something,' meaning to give evidence or proof of something, and 'testify against someone,' meaning to give evidence that helps to prove someone is guilty of a crime.