atestiguar
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (legal)
a. to testify
El testigo atestiguó que había visto al acusado conduciendo un coche verde.The witness testified that he had seen the defendant driving a green car.
2. (to prove)
a. to bear witness to
El comportamiento del niño atestigua que ha sufrido malos tratos.The child's behavior bears witness to the fact that he has been abused.
b. to attest to
El color del vino atestigua su calidad y correcto añejamiento.The color of the wine attests to its quality and correct aging.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (legal)
a. to testify
El sospechoso no tiene a nadie que atestigüe a su favor.The suspect has no one to testify in his favor.
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atestiguar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to testify to
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atestiguar
transitive verb
(Jur) to testify to; give evidence of; (dar prueba de) to attest; vouch for;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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