From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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attestat‧test /əˈtest/ verb formal 1 [intransitive, transitive]SHOW/BE A SIGN OF to show or prove that something is true SYN testifyattest to Luxurious furnishings attested to the wealth of the owner.2 [transitive]SCL to officially state that you believe something is true, especially in a court of law SYN testify
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attestThat's a balancing act that few southwestern cities have managed -- as Tucson's crumbling streets and contaminated wells attest.As his later writings attest, he shows more feeling for religious values than most of his liberal-left colleagues.This is the position attested in many texts, both classical and post-classical.All who have suffered the loss of a loved one can attest that anger is an expected part of the grieving process.Whether or not Hugo was a wall-painter, the records of his activities as carver and manuscript painter attest to his versatility.All the writings attest to its important place in life and labor.I can attest to that point.It attests to the need for the campaign finance reforms advocated by Senator John McCain and others.attest toYoung graduates attested to the value of the program.
From King Business Dictionaryattestat‧test /əˈtest/ verb [transitive] LAW to officially state that you believe something is true or realIt must be signed in the presence of a witness who attests the signature.attestation noun [countable, uncountable]the attestation of financial statements by auditors→ See Verb tableOrigin attest (1400-1500) French attester, from Latin attestari, from ad- to + testis witness