attest


attest
attest at‧test [əˈtest] verb [transitive]
LAW to officially state that you believe something is true or real:

• It must be signed in the presence of a witness who attests the signature.

— attestation noun [countable, uncountable] :

• the attestation of financial statements by auditors

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attest UK US /əˈtest/ verb FORMAL
[T] LAW to sign a document to show that you were present when it was signed by someone else: »

The will must be attested by two witnesses.

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The statement was signed and attested by a high court judge.

[I] LAW to say officially that something is true or accurate: attest to doing sth »

Couples must attest to being in a committed relationship.

attest to sth »

The commission demands that Chief Financial Officers personally attest to the accuracy of their financial statements.

[I] to show that something is true: attest to sth »

The decline in sales attests to the fact that the product is out of date.

attestation noun [C or U]
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The report contains an auditor's attestation.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • attest — at·test /ə test/ vb [Latin attestari, from ad to + testari to call to witness, from testis witness] vt: to bear witness to: affirm to be true or genuine; specif: to authenticate (as a will) by signing as a witness vi: to bear witness: testify… …   Law dictionary

  • Attest — Sn Bescheinigung erw. fach. (16. Jh., Form 18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. attestātio f., einer Ableitung von l. attestārī bezeugen, bestätigen , zu l. testārī (testātus) bezeugen und l. ad hin, zu , weiter zu l. testis Zeuge . Zunächst… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Attest — At test , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attesting}.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear witness: cf. F. attester.] 1. To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attest — At*test , n. Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.] [1913 Webster] The attest of eyes and ears. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attest — (v.) 1590s, from M.Fr. attester (O.Fr. atester, 13c.) affirm, attest, from L. attestari confirm, lit. bear witness to, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + testari bear witness, from testis witness (see TESTAMENT …   Etymology dictionary

  • Attest — (Attestat, v. lat.), schriftliches Zeugniß od. Bescheinigung, z.B. von Herrschaften dem abziehenden Gesinde über ihre Geschicklichkeit u. ihr Verhalten während der Dienstzeit ausgestellt; von öffentlich angestellten Personen über einen Gegenstand …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Attést — (Attestāt, lat.), schriftliche, namentlich von einer Behörde ausgestellte Bescheinigung (s. Zeugnis). Attestieren, einem etwas (mündlich oder schriftlich) bezeugen, bescheinigen, z. B. eine Rechnung attestieren. d. h. ihre Richtigkeit beglaubigen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Attést — Attést, Attestāt, Attestation (lat.), schriftliches Zeugnis; attestieren, ein Zeugnis ausstellen, bescheinigen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • attest to — index acknowledge (declare), converse, notarize, plead (allege in a legal action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • attest — 1 witness, *certify, vouch Analogous words: *confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify Contrasted words: *disprove, controvert, refute, confute: *deny, contradict, gainsay 2 argue, prove, bespeak, indicate, betoken …   New Dictionary of Synonyms